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Escadaria Selaron

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Address: Rua Manuel Carneiro, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20241-120, Brazil
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A most unusual attraction

Selaron was until his recent death a renowned street artist and collected ceramic tiles from over 140 countries to decorate his steps. These steps are a long stepped public... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Selaron was until his recent death a renowned street artist and collected ceramic tiles from over 140 countries to decorate his steps. These steps are a long stepped public walkway taking you into the higher parts of Rio. There is plenty of high quality street artistry in the area around the steps One notable wall painting was prepared for the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

There are many good photo-ops here, but the most popular one is at the bortom of the steps, where the name is written. There are usually many people here, and getting a good shot is often very difficult. We went two times, the second one in the morning, and got some great shots! The stairs themselves are really very pretty,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

An impressive and artistic place to visit, we attended during Carnival so very busy with tourist. Amazing to see how tiles from all over the world had been brought to one place and made into artwork. ** During our visit we were warned of young teens/adults that may be at the top of the stairs with knives**

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

The Selaron staircase was created by the artist Jorge Selaron that used tile from all around the world to decorate an escalator localized closer to the lapa arches. The artist has as main characteristic the use of black pregnant women and different mosaics on the staircase. It is very interesting to the eyes and also pretty fun to see tiles... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

An impressive and intriguing artistic feature with an interesting back story to the artist Seleron, well worth a visit. It doesn't take long to walk up to the top and a great spot to take some pretty photos with the colourful tiles in the background.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

This work where the Chilean artist Selaron worked for twenty years is truly amazing to see. It was fun walking the stairs and finding tiles from all over the world. If you are in the Lapa area, don't miss this.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Just beautiful, go there to take a picture on the stairs. 30 minutes is enough and after this go to enjoy the Lapa bars and people

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Took a cab to the stairs. Not much to see/do other than take a touristy pic. Told the cab driver to wait as there was nowhere close by to catch another and did not want to be left stranded there. Stairs were pretty though 👍😊

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

This master piece by Chilean maestro Selaron is an extravaganza he dedicated to the girl of his dreams. Unfortunately Selaron is not longer there to show the stairs to visitors however the magic is still there waiting for visitors. The place is not that safe though and according to our tour guide, it is not advisable to visit after dusk.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

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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