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Escadaria Selaron

Address: Rua Manuel Carneiro, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20241-120, Brazil (Santa Teresa)
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Ranked #44 of 319 Attractions in Rio de Janeiro
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Noticed that the steps were only 3 minutes from our hotel and thought why not after reading the Reviews on TripAdvisor. One of our favorite places ever because the steps are colorful and capture your attention immediately to make you want to view each tile one by one! Take a camera that has been properly charged because you will want... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Its a must visit in Brazil! When walking up these stairs all I felt was a mysterious power. All these different tiles sent from all around the world and put together in different places, its pure and simple art. I would recommend anyone to go there with at least an hour of time either early or late in the date... More 

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

It's fun: it's a set of tiled steps. Others have set out the story of the Chilian gentleman who fell in love with Rio and spent years decorating the area with mosaics, so I shall say not more on that. We visited the steps with a tour guide (Daniel Cabral - highly recommended) as part of a full day tour... More 

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Washington, DC
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

For those who love street art, this is certainly a place not to miss. Probably one of the most magnificent stairways in the world. It's a masterpiece that the late Chilean artist who lived in one of the homes along the stairway started creating with tiles of his own back in 1990 until his death in 2013. Eventually people starting... More 

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Affi, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

absolutely to do in Rio! combine the Escadaria Selaron, with its infinity colours and particular joyful atmosphere, with the tour in Sanat Teresa. Stay out this area during the night, it's safer.

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Bratislava, Bratislava, Slovakia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

This one is for those who appreciate popular art. The stairs were decorated with colorful tiles, chosen at will by Selaron, an street artist who fell in love with Rio some decades ago, and became a wide known character in bohemian Lapa.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

This is where we took the best picture of about 1,000 shots from our trip to Brazil. This might be a 15-20 min visit but it is well worth it to see all the colorful mosaics from this place. I'm not giving it an excellent review since it can't be compared with Pao de Acucar or Corcorvado, but it is... More 

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Santiago, Chile
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The Escadaria Selaron (named after the late Chilean artist) is one of those places you can easily miss if you are not paying attention. Colourful, lively, full of details along the steps, and even though it is usually very crowded people are patient and let you have your photo on the stairs! Along the 215 steps you will see tiles... More 

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Sao Leopoldo, RS
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

I really enjoyed the view in Selarón. There is not much to see but if you are in Rio de Janeiro it worths a picture in the place. Place is safe at least during the day with lots of policeman around.

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Ballygally, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

visited the Escadaria Selaron and enjoyed the experience. The steps and side walls are covered in tiles from all around the world. A really colourful scene although in a backstreet area.

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