Post Office Cultural Center (Centro Cultural Correios) Tours
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Formerly the main post office in downtown Rio de Janeiro, the Centro Cultural Correios has been transformed into a museum and cultural center, preserving the beautiful, detailed structure, built in 1922. Today, the Centro Cultural Correios is administered by the Brazilian postal service and attracts visitors for it’s varied art exhibitions, antique stamp fairs, special performances, and not to mention the attractive architecture. Original wooden floors, spiral staircases, and an antique elevator are among the architectural highlights.
Diverse exhibitions rotate in and out of the Centro Cultural Correios, including modern art and sculpture, world-famous paintings, ancient artifacts, and exhibits that delve into Brazilian history. On the ground floor, there’s a 200-person theater that hosts plays, recitals and other performances throughout the year. Outside the center is a spacious courtyard with a reflecting pool and outdoor stage, for open-air concerts and events.
The Centro Cultural Correios is located at Rua Visconde de Itaboraí, 20 in the Centro. It is open Tuesday–Sunday from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. Admission is free.
Address: Rua Viscone de Itaboraí, 20 – Centro, Rio de Janeiro 20010-060, Brazil
Hours: Open Tues–Sun 12pm-7pm
4 Tours and Activities to Experience Post Office Cultural Center (Centro Cultural Correios)
Walk through historical downtown Rio during this 4-hour tour with a local guide. Ride the subway downtown, like the 'cariocas', or Rio locals, do, then start your tour in Cinelandia Square. Visit important landmarks like the Opera House, the National Library, Tiradentes Palace and the Church of Our Lady of the Merchants. Listen as your guide shares information about the history, culture, art and architecture of the area while you walk. Enjoy personal attention and an intimate experience on this small-group tour.
Take your Rio de Janeiro sightseeing experience into your own hands on this customizable, private tour of the Marvelous City. Alongside a ‘carioca’ (Rio de Janeiro resident) and personal driver, tick off top Rio attractions chosen by you. Personalize your itinerary according to your interests and only visit the sites you wish to see: your guide tailors the tour according to preferred themes, such as food, history, or sport, and offers undivided attention throughout. Pickup and drop-off from your Rio de Janeiro hotel are included.
Visit Rio's highlights and landmarks on foot during a small-group sightseeing tour. Ride the subway downtown and follow your 'carioca' (Rio native) guide on a walk that includes Rio's most important historical and cultural sites. Visit National Museum of Fine Arts, Theatro Municipal, the Monastery Church of Santo Antônio, Ordem Terceira de São Francisco da Penitência and several other important landmarks.
If you love travelling and you love food, you will love this tour. Brazil is an enormous tropical country and its gastronomy is an explosion of flavors. This tour is a depth immersion in Brazilian culinary and it is also a lovely way of exploring the city of Rio de Janeiro. In the company of a licensed guide, you will visit farmers markets, traditional restaurants and bars only known by the locals. The tour guide will be very informative about art, history, culture and the architecture of the neighbourhoods. The menu includes traditional food such as: Tapioca crepes and cheese bread ( both gluten-free ), açai, café, cachaça, caipirinha, pastel, coxinha, brigadeiro, sweets and cakes, sugarcane juice, Brazilian nuts, fruits, juices and craft beer. You can also choose one typical meal. This menu varies a little depending on the places visited . We also have options for vegetarians. This tour is in small groups, (no more than 10 people). We will walk and use our own transportation
Price varies by group size
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What are Post Office Cultural Center (Centro Cultural Correios) hours of operation?
Post Office Cultural Center (Centro Cultural Correios) hours of operation: Open Tues–Sun 12pm-7pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
What's the best way to experience Post Office Cultural Center (Centro Cultural Correios)?
The best ways to experience Post Office Cultural Center (Centro Cultural Correios) are:
- Historical Rio Walking Tour
- The Best of Rio de Janeiro in a Private Guided Tour
- Rio Walking & Historical Tour
- Food Tour Experience in Rio de Janeiro (Small Groups or Private)
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