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Address: Rua Manuel Carneiro, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20241-120, Brazil
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What a cool thing to see! I was impressed on the beauty of these stairs. I would highly recommend seeing this

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Duluth, Georgia

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Duluth, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

What a cool thing to see! I was impressed on the beauty of these stairs. I would highly recommend seeing this

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

No trip to Rio is complete without a stop at the Escadaria Selaron or the Selaron Staircase. It is a magnificent testament to one man's vision of beauty and to the people throughout the world who sent tiles to him to make his vision a reality. It is really worthwhile to walk to the top of the stairs and look... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

It only takes 15-20 minutes to get to know this place but you really don't want to miss it! Decorated with tiles of intense colors, this staircase is a place where you just can't take a bad photo. Impossible ;)

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Asuncion, Paraguay
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

The story of an artist trying to improve a neighborhood. The stairs are an interesting piece of art, worth the visit. I went with a tour guide and was glad I did because the neighborhood around the stairs isn't the greatest.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Beautiful art in the heart of Rio. Colourful and interesting hour spent exploring the mosaic of tiles. Good way to spend an hour while exploring the streets of Rio. Relatively easy to walk to from the metro station at Cinelandia.

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Nassau
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The best part is from the top when you look down, the colors and tiles are not visible, just looks like regular dull steps. Half way down turn around and look up and its amazingly beautiful. I lived in santa teresa and would take these steps everyday to get home with no problems at the top. Besides, there are hostels... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The steps are tile covered and made by hand. Very impressive. Lively area. We were advised not to go to the top of the steps as it can be dangerous for tourists who do not know the area.

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Rio de Janeiro
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Featured as a backdrop in Snoop Dogg and Pharrell's videoclip for "Beautiful", this staircase is the creation of a chilean artist who was - no surprise as we're talking about Rio - shot to death right here. Worth a visit for a picture if you're around the Lapa area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The Selaron steps make a really beautiful picture. It's great to spend time looking at the individual tiles, there are some real unique gems on the stairs. Plus, a very cool history behind them.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

This was probably my favorite sight in Brazil. I got to walk thru downtown and local neighborhoods to get there, and it is just a stunning piece of art. My tour guide (reginadepaulas@gmail.com) was very knowledgeable about the artist and the works. You could spend hours looking at all the tiles and intricacies of the art and the international influences... More 

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