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Escadaria Selaron

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Address: Rua Manuel Carneiro | Entre os Bairros Catete e Lapa, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20241-120, Brazil
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Functional Art at it's Finest

It is not easy to find if you don't speak Portuguese, but once we happened onto the Selaron stairs, we couldn't hardly stop taking photos. Elaborate, colorful and interesting. It... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Kansas City
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Silver Spring, United States
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Walked past what appeared to be a heroin addict talking to herself on the pavement among many other shady looking people milling around. It is a unique photo but me being there with my family made it a snap the photo and get out of there fast visit. We did not linger at all.

Thank 202natt
Kansas City
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102 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It is not easy to find if you don't speak Portuguese, but once we happened onto the Selaron stairs, we couldn't hardly stop taking photos. Elaborate, colorful and interesting. It is worth trying to find in the Lapa neighborhood of Rio!

Thank RondaKansasCity
New York City, New York
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63 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Magnificent artistic tribute to beautiful Rio de Janeir, a present from the Chilean artist Jorge Selarón, that literally gave his life to realize it. The tiles produce a colorful ensemble that can only be seen going up the stairs, and each individual tile tells a story that you should stop and look. Not everybody likes it as much as I... More 

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Freeport, New York
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

While doing a food tour we walked to this neighborhood and saw this beautiful work of art. It is very colorful and interesting to look at for all the tiles are different and from all over the world. This is not a place where you stay a long time, but it's very nice to check out. Our tour guide had... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's amazing to know the history of these steps then to realize the actuality of them. Have a picture taken of you near the tile that most represents where you're from. Many cities/states/countries sent a tile or two to be included on the steps.

Thank Susan G
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Its a tourist spot but it is an interesting point to visit. I live in Rio and i know that the locals don´t go there. I recommend to you to take a look at the all world azulejos.

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36 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Selaron steps are a must see in Rio de Janeiro! You could take all day just studying the tiles alone! But, the stairs themselves are melting pot for people from all over the world!

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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Its worth the walk to these fun tiled steps. Lots of cool things to look at, with a couple of great little restaurants around the corner! great photo opportunity as well, definitely recommend.

Thank alannadawn
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Near by the Arches, the Selarón stair is a nice place to go and take beautiful pictures, try to come early to avoid the crowd. 👍🏼

Thank Duds S
Denver, Colorado
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50 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great checking out this spot and the surrounding neighborhoods. Tons to do and see. It'll be crowded, but everyone knows that before arriving. Part of a fun day exploring.

Thank jmdeans

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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.