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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 4 days ago

charming, character area, with many old houses - a taste of old Rio.Just be a little careful, and mindful of who is around you, it's not exactly a very safe area (probably best not to go there alone), and on the bondinho up there kids...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If your pushed for time in Rio, you can easily miss this. Went around lunchtime and was very quiet and very ordinary. Lots of run down old villas and not much else.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank tintinfan2013
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the tram to this cute little neighborhood. The views from the tram were great too. The breeze we got, the gentle hum and little bumps almost put us to sleep! The tram station is close to Cinelanda Square Lots of artsy shops, food...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jd3sai
Reviewed 13 February 2019

It is very beautiful to walk along Guimaraes, with its bars and restaurants. Very pretty. To walk on steep slopes: a good physical condition is necessary.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank AlejandroLB
Reviewed 6 February 2019

We went here during the day (late morning) and frankly it was dead. Apparently a chic bohemian area, but not what we saw. Presumably the beautiful people come out at night, but during the day I would have happily missed it.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank BrushM
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
Thank Xplor138
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
Thank arvind1000
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
1  Thank sdpcat
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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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