Travel: Explore Rio de Janeiro’s little known history

A new app seeks to educate visitors about the city’s port area and its role in Brazilian history, from colonisation and the arrival of slave ships

Rio de Janeiro’s port area may be one of the city’s most inviting spots since being renovated for the Olympic Games last year. But while the area is home to attractions that include two museums and an aquarium, its rich history remains unknown to most locals and tourists.

A new app seeks to educate visitors about the area’s role in Brazilian history, from colonisation and the arrival of slave ships to recent cases of corruption.

Launched in late June by the nonprofit investigative journalism agency Agencia Publica, the app called Museum of Yesterday offers tours of the port in Portuguese and English.

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