Paths and curiosities that only those who live in the marvelous city can show to those who have never been here. From the renovated Mauá Square to Lapa, this exhibit invites you to a tour around cultural spots in Rio's downtown.
Located at Praça XV, the Mestre Valentim Fountain was opened in 1789. Built of gneiss carioca, limestone and bronze, very common raw materials in its author's works, the fountain was erected between two stairways leading down to Largo do Paço Pier. This was a privileged position for supplying water for ships. It was portrayed by almost all traveler artists who visited the city in the 19th century.
The monument is a tribute to Brazilian resistance and struggle for amnesty. It was installed in 2014, funded by the Amnesty Commission of the Ministry of Justice and donated on the 50th anniversary of the 1964 military coup. The scuplture is 2.5 meers high, in corten steel, representing the Brazilian flag cut in half, with the stars on the pavement.
Municipal Secretary for Conservancy and Public Services: Marcus Belchior.
Manager Chief: Ana Luiza Toledo Piza.
Project Manager and I.T.: Rodrigo Kemel.
Photos: Daniel Coelho.
Aerial Photos: João Francisco.
Text and Content: Amanda Cinelli.
Apoio: Lenora Vasconcellos.