NEW PORT AREA

Tours | Jun 09 | 2020 | No Comment

Duration: 4 hours.
The Port Area lived its rise and fall in a little bit more than one century. From a fishermen’s Village to the main port of the country, the area was also a doorway and residence of slaves, giving the region the name of “Little Africa”, so big the number of black people who live there was. After 2010, with the beginning of the works of the Porto Maravilha (“Wonder Port”) project (which revitalizes the urban area while it preserves the history of this region) several Historical places of the Port Zone were rediscovered.
Praça Mauá marks the beginning of Avenida Rio Branco avenue and also of the Port Region. Around the square there are important buildings, such as the Rio Art Museum (MAR) and the Museum of Tomorrow, as well as the A Noite building, the first skyscraper of the city, built in 1930. In the middle of the square, there’s the statue of Barão de Mauá, Irineu Evangelista de Souza, a great businessman from the time of the Empire.

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