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Santa Teresa

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Address: Rua Aurea, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20240-210, Brazil
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No

This quaint bohemian neighborhood of Rio with colonial buildings and...

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 restaurants add to the local culture of Santa Teresa.

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Beautiful place. Graffitti covers a lot of the street walls but it's brilliant and artistic. Our tour guide informed us that the government tried to clear it all but the... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Beautiful place. Graffitti covers a lot of the street walls but it's brilliant and artistic. Our tour guide informed us that the government tried to clear it all but the inhabitants protested against it. It adds culture to the very pretty streets. Old tram lines run down the cobbled roads, olde-worlde houses and favelas, with beautiful colourful plants line the... More 

Thank Hurley18
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely area 20 minutes by bus from the center, you can get the tram but we could not find the stop in the center and it stops at 5pm going back. We went late afternoon, lovely safe area, great coffee shops, bars and boutique shops. You can spend about 4/5 hours here We had lovely food, really relaxed feel.

Thank KevinLondon
Sao paulo br
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pool and gin tonic !! Club sandwich ! Wonderful for the week end ! The service is excellent ! The food was amazing ! We really recommend the place !

Thank Patrickva
Wurzburg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed at Casa Dois Irmaos, a lovely B&B in Santa Teresa. Great location with a fantastic view. Accommodation was excellent, run by a brother and sister from Canada who provide a home like atmosphere. They are very familiar with Rio and provide great suggestions and tips!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an area that is filled with artists and restaurants. It is as another reviewer has mentioned the Montmartre of Rio, although I suspect that house prices are not that cheap. Still, it's a place, like certain parts of London as well, where the joy of being there is to discover a restaurant that serves amazing food and/or to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

If you want to discover a different aspect of Rio, this place is a must! It's a very characteristic attraction of the old Rio, placed very near to the financial quartier and Lapa. A big variety of colors and music is waiting for you! I really suggest to have a walk during the day starting from the last station of... More 

Thank Gabriele I
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Take a cab and visit this historic site. The steps are lined with geography and art. Take your time and look for your roots, then, take a lot of pictures.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

Beatyfully located, Sta Teresa is the place where the artists live and have their ateliers. There are also several good restaurants with a great view over the city

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Don't miss a visit in the bohemian neighbourhood of Santa Teresa. where you will small art shops and great cafes and restaurants. It is safe to walk in the streets, but of course do it with care as other places in Rio.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

a place to stroll, shop , drink , eat and enjoy the landscape. A bit touristy , but what the heck so is most of /Ri;s attractions. Not to be missed !

Thank Aristotelis K

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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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