Confeitaria Colombo. Portuguese students having fun at Confeitaria Colombo.

Confeitaria Colombo. Portuguese students having fun at Confeitaria Colombo.

Meeting 16:00h at Rio & Learn
Cost of the activity: 4,30 reais (metro ticket) + sweets

One of the most beautiful buildings in Rio de Janeiro is home to Confeitaria Colombo. Brazilian sweets, cakes as well as many traditional Portuguese desserts are found today in this place where you can not only enjoy delicious treats but also classical architecture. You can practice some common Portuguese vocabulary used at the table while indulging in some sweets. Try not to eat too much at lunch so there’s enough room in your belly, because the options are endless and you are surely going to enjoy it. Confeitaria Colombo has history which can be seen in the classical architecture, seeing as it was built in 1894 and had important people from the past, such as Brazilian presidents Getúlio Vargas and Juscelino Kubitschekwhom would go for afternoon coffee, friendly encounters and even important decision-making meetings.

Diverse and tasty sweets in Confeitaria Colombo

Sweets in Rio de Janeiro. The delicious sweets from Confeitaria Colombo.

Sweets in Rio de Janeiro. The delicious sweets from Confeitaria Colombo.

Confeitaria Colombo has won awards for being the best establishment when it comes to sweets. In addition to traditional Portuguese sweets, the confectionery has expanded its menu with Brazilian sweets made with Amazonian fruits. It’s clearly a must-see landmark.

In this RioLIVE! Activity we will have a carioca-like afternoon, since it is a common activity for people to leave work and meet in the Confectionery, or at other establishment like Colombo, to talk. As we said before, don’t eat too much at lunch and leave some room in your stomach to try the best sweets in Rio de Janeiro while practicing your Portuguese because there will be a lot of conversing.

See some of our last visits:


Delicious sweets and Portuguese in Confeitaria Colombo.

Delicious sweets and Portuguese in Confeitaria Colombo.

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