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This quaint bohemian neighborhood of Rio with colonial buildings and cobblestone streets steep on a hillside overlooking the city is earning the interest of tourists wishing to see an alternate Rio away from the beach scene. Art galleries and...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Rua Aurea, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20240-210, Brazil
Santa Teresa
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Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

We spent over £100 on a private tour in open jeep, to visit the old town and The Santa Teresa district, billed as a bohemian, arts enclave. It was positioned as something akin to the Montmartre district in Paris. Don’t expect anything even close to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

A visit to this Bohemian arty neighbourhood, with old colourful colonial houses, is a must do on a visit to Rio. This is best done around noon when the restaurants and bars of the neighbourhood our open. The place has old world charm, something in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

This neighborhood of Rio has become every guide book’s darling yet we failed to understand why. Yes the old houses weee beautiful but are now beyond shabby and there are really a couple of streets worth following. So if not planning to eat or drink...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 3 August 2018

Lovely place, great view, brazilian food with a touch of nouvelle cuisine. It´s a must go place. Food is great, staff awesome, scenery is beautiful. It´s like to be outside of Rio but in the middle of the city - I wish they could change...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 12 July 2018

Santa Teresa is the name of a neighborhood in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is located on top of the Santa Teresa hill, by the centre of Rio, and is famous for its winding, narrow streets which are a favorite spot for...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

Traditional and aristocratic back in the day and artistic and groovy today, the old tram (now only a couple of stations for tourism) used to dominate the neighborhood. We drove up and around, checked out the graffiti, peered over some lookouts and visited art and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

Amazing place in Sta Teresa, Rio. Best pizza ever, organic and just delicious. Tres Marias the best. Highly recommended both for the pizzas and the service!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Azza S
Reviewed 28 April 2018

Santa Theresa offers a different view of Rio and is an excellent break from the beach scene. High in the hills above downtown, the historic neighborhood offers plenty of funky bars, restaurants, and art galleries and also an authentic community feel. Granted the neighborhood is...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Greenboat88
Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

Went early April, must have been low season as not such was going on. Nice to have a walk around and it felt very safe. The tram was quite short and you have to buy a return ticket even if only going one way so...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Zee337
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Went to Santa Teresa to have lunch and then walked down through the neighbourhood. We saw the yellow streetcar and just hopped on. The driver didn't even check for tickets so we got a free ride all the way to the end of the line....More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Santa Teresa
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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12 February 2017|
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Response from Joan G | Reviewed this property |
yes it is a wonderful very safe.
18 August 2016|
Response from TerjeHoegberg | Reviewed this property |
In daytime the parks are general safe, but remember to take your precautions. Don't wear expensive things, like jewelery, fancy watches and that kind off stuff and of course not a lot of money. If you happen to be robbed... More
18 August 2016|
Response from Nic1920 |
Pousada Casa Aurea is very nice place to stay.You will have to take a taxi to the metro everyday to get in and out of the area. It will be 10 to 30R depending on the metro station. You can take the metro to most places. Get... More