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Mystery, history and crimes around Rio

Mystery, history and crimes around Rio

21 reviews
I'll show you the mysterious side of Rio. You'll see the biggest baroque church in downtown where murders happened. We'll pass through the colonial XV Park to see the street where Rio's Witch kidnapped kids and then we'll take a historic trolley ride until the mystic Santa Teresa.
3.5 hours
Group size
Up to 4 people
Transportation, Tickets
Hosted in
English, Portuguese, Spanish

What's included

Republican Museum entry
Public transportation I'll provide your subway and trolley tickets.

Your host

Filipi E Jessica

Filipi E Jessica

I'm a journalist who was born in Rio de Janeiro. Since I was a kid, I've been fascinated with the mysteries and urban legends that have occurred in the city's streets and buildings. Even today, I continue to search extraordinary unsolved cases on the internet and at the libraries. Had Edgar Allan Poe been able to use Rio as his inspiration, he'd have had no lack of scenarios to feed his creativity. Whether they're true or not, these cases contribute to making the city much more interesting and wonderful.

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Where you'll be

Our first stop will be at the Republican Museum in the historic Catete neighborhood. After that, we'll ride the subway downtown and I'll take you to the Candelária Church. From there, we'll walk through the areas where the slaves were negotiated and where Rio's Witch used to capture her victims. We'll see several places along the way, including the Municipal Theater in the Cinelândia area, where strange things have happened and no one knows why.


Keep these in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.


This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

More tips

Bring your camera, sunblock, sunglasses, umbrella or rain jacket, in case of rain, and water. Wear comfortable walking shoes, light clothes, and bring a good vibe to enjoy this mysterious adventure.
Filipi E Jessica
history walk
Mystery, history and crimes around Rio
21 reviews
From $37/person
21 reviews
From $37/person