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Escadaria Selaron

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Address: R. Joaquim Silva, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20241-120, Brazil
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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I asked our local guide to take my mum and I there as I did some research on "things to do in Rio" .. and Selaron Stairs were a must do! So glad I did the research. They were... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I asked our local guide to take my mum and I there as I did some research on "things to do in Rio" .. and Selaron Stairs were a must do! So glad I did the research. They were fantastic to look at. The story behind them is great, but a little sad in the end. I would DEFINITELY recommend... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Amazing place. I grew up seeing the Escadaria Selaron on movies, and always wanting to go there. This is a must see when going to Rio, such much history and if you love art it will be amazing. Go early so that you can get good pictures. Also climb up to the very top for more views.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Was a quick stop on our tour of Santa Teresa. Interesting history and backstory - and you can find tiles from all over the world. Don't need more than 15-20 minutes here - tourist heavy and everyone is trying to sell you something

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What a fascinating work of art in Rio. Absolutely stunning. If you visit Rio, do not leave this our of your plans.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Be sure to walk up the staircase and not down it to gain the best views, the colours and dedication that this must have taken is breathtaking. Tucked away in the middle of a little dot place. Absolutely well worth the visit, a relative amount of fitness is required as there are an awful amount of steps to climb if... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Santa Teresa neighborhood is an incredibly beautiful neighborhood located on the heights of the leme neighborhood. It is bohemian with some nice restaurants and fun boutiques. The neighborhood is surrounded by some favelas therefore you should stick to the main roads and not wonder at night. All the stores have a little map they can provide and people are... More 

Thank Emmanuel S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is worth a short visit to appreciate the beauty of the tile work. It's sure to be crowded so plan to go early or you'll have lots of people crowding your photos. This is part of the free walking tour of downtown Rio as well, so you can join that tour to see the stairs. Also close to Lapa... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Or guide took us to the Escadaria Selaron which we ere not familiar with and we were thrilled to have visited. This is truly a one of a kind place to see and the story behind it exceptionally strange and sad at the same time. The streets here are very narrow and the area all around the steps incredibly crowded... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The steps are a bit tucked away down an alley, which is safe in the daytime but not so much at night. The steps are bright and colorful and climb up as high as the eye can see to a favela. Lot's of people taking pictures here, and we were even able to meet a couple of other travelers! The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the Selaron Stairs during our Trip in November. It is everything you imagine it to be. We had our picture taken on the stairs by a photographer and this was printed onto a tile. A nice souvenir. The stairs have tiles from all over the world, fun to look for a tile from your own country.

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Santa Teresa is a bohemian enclave hosting many local artists’ studios. The narrow, winding streets of this neighbourhood were revitalised years ago, and visitors can now stroll through this area to view magnificent mansions dating back to the late 19th and early 20th century. A highlight not miss: Museu Chacará do Céu, a former mansion turned museum which houses works by prominent Brazilian modern artists.
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