Institutional PARTNERS

Guiding Architects Network

Guiding Architects is the leading international network for professionally guided architecture tours. Insight Architecture has been a member of the network since 2016.

Fundação Oscar Niemeyer

The Oscar Niemeyer Foundation is an information and research center that promotes an appreciation of architecture, urbanism, design and plastic arts, as well as the preservation of the modern architectural heritage in Brazil. Insight Architecture offers tours to Casa das Canoas and other sites in collaboration with the Foundation.

Studio X Rio de Janeiro - Columbia GSAPP

Studio X brings together professionals, academics, policymakers, students, and the general public to address our most pressing urban challenges. Studio X is particularly interested in how cross-cultural, cross-disciplinary, and cross-continental exchanges can affect and inform each other in the face of ongoing urban transformations of the city, the country and Latin America.

Swissnex Brazil

Swissnex Brazil is a nexus for knowledge exchange. It creates opportunities by hosting out-of-the-box events, working under several mandates for a diverse set of clients, connecting thought leaders, and offering a global perspective and local expertise within Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and the rest of Brazil.

Rio Criativo

Rio Criativo is a center of innovation which stimulates growth, sustainability and entrepreneurialism in the creative economy of Rio de Janeiro. In 2016, GA Rio de Janeiro was selected to be part of the incubator Rio Criativo and moved its office to their co-working space in center of Rio de Janeiro for one year.

Plural Projetos Singulares

Architecture office in Rio de Janeiro with the founders of GA Rio de Janeiro/Insight Architecture.

Travel & Architecture INFOrmation


The world's most influential architecture, interiors and design magazine.

Archdaily Brazil

The most visited architecture website in the world (only in Portuguese).


This site lists the best local experiences of Rio de Janeiro - best enjoyed after a tour with Insight Architecture. 

Plus 55

Your bridge to Brazil: the first online platform dedicated to delivering news and opinions about Brazilian politics, business, daily life and ideas to an English speaking audience.

Partnering Hotels

Mama Ruisa Boutique Hotel

Mama Ruisa is a unique guesthouse with an exotic Brazilian feel and an exquisite French touch. It is located in the green hills of Santa Teresa. Mama Ruisa offers Insight Architecture tours to its guests.

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Chez Georges

High on a hilltop in Rio de Janeiro’s lush Santa Teresa neighborhood between the city’s center and the sandy beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema, Chez Georges is a wholly unique place to experience the carioca lifestyle.

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Belmond Copacabana Palace

"An art deco masterpiece set amidst Rio’s urban jungle. Belmond Copacabana Palace is the crown jewel on the world's most iconic beach. Since its doors swung open in 1923, this landmark hotel has entertained the rich and the famous. A cosmopolitan way of life meets old-world glamour." The Copacabana Palace offers Insight Architecture tours to its guests.

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Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort

The Sheraton Grand Rio is the city’s only beachfront resort with an extensive recreational area, spa, and amenities. Its lush, landscaped grounds are set above a white-sand beach fronting the tropical South Atlantic. The Sheraton offers Insight Architecture tours to its guests.

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Rio Othon Palace

Facing Copacabana beach, Rio Othon Palace features a rooftop pool with excellent views of the Sugarloaf Mountain. The Rio Othon Palace offers Insight Architecture tours to its guests.

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Sofitel Ipanema

The Sofitel Ipanema is located in a stately building directly facing the beach with a view of Arpoador, Ipanema and Leblon beaches and the majestic Morro Dois Irmãos mountains. Sofitel Ipanema offers Insight Architecture tours to its guests.

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Grand Hyatt Rio de Janeiro

The Grand Hyatt is located in the heart of Barra da Tijuca, nested between the ocean, the lagoon and the mountains, just across the street from Reserva Beach. Grand Hyatt offers Insight Architecture tours to its guests.

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A-Tour Hamburg

Custom tours to a range of specially selected recent projects in Hamburg and overseas. Partner of Insight Architecture for multi-city travels.

Erleben! - Reisen & Events

Agency based in Stuttgart, Germany for architecture tours, conferences and events. Partner of Insight Architecture for multi-city travels.


AplusNYC offers professionally guided tours to New York City's architectural highlights, urban re-development areas, flagship stores, museums, galleries and art installations. Partner of Insight Architecture for multi-city travels.


Travel agency in Winterthur, Switzerland, specializing in tours with a focus on culture and architecture. Partner of Insight Architecture for multi-city travels.


Artchitectours offers travels, tours and events related to architecture and urban planning worldwide.

E-Tours Brazil

Travel agency specialized in planning spectacular vacations to some of Brazil’s most stunning locations. Partner of Insight Architecture that organizes flights, transport and accommodation in Brazil.


Blumar is specialized in designing and operating customized tour programs based on the special interests of their clients. They provide highly personalized services that encompass the main tourist attractions in Brazil as well as the more unique and individualized needs of travelers intending to visit lesser-known areas of the country. Blumar offers our tours to their customers.

Brazil Insider

Brazil Insider advises and takes care of individuals, companies, travel agencies, MICE-specialists and tour operators. Brazil Insider puts together dream travel - individually, personally and flexibly. Partner of Insight Architecture in Brazil.

Bromelia Rio

Access Local Culture. Be Spontaneous. Live Like a Carioca. Bromelia Rio Travel wants you to experience the real Brazil, in the way that suits you. Bromelia Rio offers our tours to their customers.