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Rio de Janeiro - Antiquing at the XV Square Market: The runaway royal family

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Antiquing at the XV Square Market: The runaway royal family

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(2 reviews)
Rio de Janeiro City Center , Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
60 mins
Tip-Supported

About the tour

We've walked through the Antiques Fair of the Lavradio St. in the old town. That was a great hit and to dive deeper into our history and on the antique tradition of Rio, I will invite you to a different antique fair at the XV Square, in Praça XV. Did you know Portugal is the only country in the world where the whole Royal Court had to migrate to its colony in the XIX century? On this experience you will have an opportunity to learn how Brasil had to accommodate a Royal court composed of more than 15.000 people who arrived "out of the blue", with 34 vessels of many types scouted by the British fleet in 1808, bringing all the courts' treasures they could take with them. Hear more about this story and how the local management had to cope with the sudden arrival of the Portuguese Royal family. As we keep searching for treasures on the antiques' stalls, hear about the mariner's uprisal to cease whipping, at the navy in 1910, when Antônio Cândido through the "Whip revolt" took over the Brazilian fleet and threatened to bomb the city. Finish your experience at the place where the samba parties take place in secret Rio... to be revealed on the tour. I am waiting for you in Rio. Book your seat now!


Meet Kelly Tavares

Kelly Tavares

Welcome on board! I'm Kelly Tavares, the founder of Rio Encantos Experiences. I'm a native Carioca (the name given to people who were born in Rio de Janeiro) and I love to connect local and travellers to share their passions and stories. I invite you to try out the unexpected, to feel the vibes and experience the lush scenery of Rio. Come with us and live each moment with enthusiasm, worshiping life with passion and connecting. Storyteller, arts educator, and tour guide, three main activities that Kelly Tavares has been practicing for years. Photography, art living, and traveling three hobbies she has cultivated since graduation at the University of Fine Arts, in Brazil. I am a Community Cultural Producer and multicultural facilitator, three professional activities which have been part of my life since graduation from the University of Oregon, USA. I work with love for the causes I believe and I will share unforgettable moments with amazing people, through authentic experiences, mixing present and past, personal and cultural history, on a bit of everything you can imagine.


What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Rio de Janeiro with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 60 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Rio de Janeiro. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.


Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.


Reviews from travellers

Tatiane A.

17 October 2021

Great TOUR!

Sam S.

16 October 2021

Highly enjoyable tour with the lovely Kelly ❤️🌺


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