Understand the challenges and achievements of poor neighborhoods through their eyes
Make a positive impact in the lives of a needy community in Floripa
Support local artists and entrepreneurs
Visit the largest urban art gallery in the State
Interact with the Mariquinha Community
Watch the sunset from Bar da LaGi
Experience the Favela da Mariquinha Street Art Tour, an unprecedented social innovation initiative in Florianópolis. This tour takes you through the Mariquinha community, where you'll witness the vibrant urban art that has transformed it into the largest art gallery in Southern Brazil. Learn about the history and culture of the community from a local guide who is deeply engaged in improving his neighborhood. Engage with local artists and entrepreneurs, support their businesses, and gain a unique perspective of Florianópolis beyond traditional tourism.
Who This Experience Is Good For
Anyone who wants to explore the social and artistic aspects of a community, support local initiatives, and gain a deeper understanding of the challenges and achievements of marginalized neighborhoods.
Meet Our Local Host
Alex, a born and bred resident of Favela da Mariquinha, is a passionate community leader and surfing enthusiast. He is involved in various projects aimed at increasing visibility and making a positive impact on his neighborhood. Alex knows the stories behind the painted walls of his community and is excited to share them with you.
5 PM: Meet Alex by Av. Mauro Ramos, 40
6 PM: Welcome drink and a snack at Bar da LaGi (included), and watch the sunset
8 PM: Experience ends
Tour with a local guide
Translator into English
A welcome drink and snack
What’s Not Included
Know Before You Go
Minimum group size: 4 people
Maximum capacity: 20 people
Booking deadline: 3 days before the event
Weather dependent: Yes
Difficulty Level: Medium. Be aware it’s a hilly neighborhood, keep your belongings close.
Special clothing required: Yes - comfortable clothes and shoes as Morro da Mariquinha is a hilly neighborhood.
Special dietary restrictions: Yes - food may contain gluten. Vegetarian option is available, please inform the city team upon booking.
Extra cash: Needed for tipping, donations, and buying local products and extra food and drinks
Ground Transportation: Transportation is not included.
Additional information: Bring water to stay hydrated. Remember to bring repellent and sunscreen
Liabilities: The liability for any injury, loss, or damage incurred by participants is not assumed by Remote Year or its affiliates.
fREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
This experience is a must-do if you want a well-rounded understanding of Floripa. It’s both eye-opening and inspiring, and by the way, there’s really great art.
great day exploring a vibrant neighborhood with a local, ending with amazing views and hospitality.
After a steep drive up to Morro da Mariquinha, we started the climb up and through the favela. Alex, our tour guide who started the art gallery concept in Mariquinha, gave us all the details on the community and the art movement that's changed lives of community members. The street art is beautiful and it was heartwarming to see all the community members stop and say hello to Alex. After climbing to the top, we stayed for drinks and snacks and AMAZING views of the city at sunset. The local neighborhood kids showed off their dancing and singing skills. I definitely felt like I was apart of the community and saw how much everyone cares about each other. A lot of stairs and climbing so be cautious.