We walk through these elements recognizing each style and contextualizing their epochs at the same time as we tell the story of the urban expansion of the city. There are beautiful buildings such as the National Library, the Municipal Theater, and the National Museum of Fine Arts, which make up Cinelândia; Barra da Tijuca with contemporary projects such as the City of Arts, Sarah Rede Hospital and the Olympic Park – which hosted the Rio 2016 Olympics. In the new port area we will visit Praça Mauá with the Rio Art Museum, the iconic Edifício A Noite and the work of the Spaniard Santiago Calatrava, the Museum of Tomorrow.
In addition, we will get to know some works by Oscar Niemeyer, a carioca architect who is known worldwide for his unique features and his own style. The famous curves of the architect who did not like straight lines are scattered throughout the cities of Rio and Niterói in works such as the Darcy Ribeiro Passarela (Sambódromo), the Gustavo Capanema Palace, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Niterói, among many others. Let’s dive into the carioca curves together!