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Address: Rua Manuel Carneiro, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20241-120, Brazil
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A must see...and very safe!

The Selaron steps is definitely worth a visit. We were a bit wary at first given some reviews and warnings about the area but once we arrived we felts just as safe as any other... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The Selaron steps is definitely worth a visit. We were a bit wary at first given some reviews and warnings about the area but once we arrived we felts just as safe as any other tourist part of Rio. We had great fun taking photos at the steps and looking at all the different tiles and meeting up with fellow... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Was a bit wary of viewing the steps based on some reviews I have read about the area being unsafe, last day of my holiday and we were staying at a hotel about 15 mins walk away (Ibis Centro) so decided to give it a go. We walked there and it wasn't a problem, it isn't far from the main... More 

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Ploiesti, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Colorful, crazy, joyful, a bric-a-brac of colour and ideas, a great picture spot, an artist gone wild with what must have been a rather insignificant flight of steps... Well, those steps were turned into an attraction of the district, a funny-looking way up or down which leaves you with a lasting memory-another one- from Rio.

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

These steps are amazing. The story behind it is very interesting too with a sad ending. Selaron was certainly very artistic. It's a great place to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

An unmissable sight of Rio. However you might want to pick an early time of the day if you want to have it just for yourself (or almost). We went 2 times, once around lunch time with a tour. But at that time all the tours are there and it's overcrowded. We went another time around 10 and it was... More 

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Tel Aviv
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This is such an interesting place, with a sad back story about the guy who put his life into the steps and then committed suicide on them. There are so many interesting things to look at and the whole place has a great vibe. We really enjoyed it. Well worth a visit.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We went to the Escadaria Selaron last year and had a great time. We even met the artist before his unfortunate death. Beautiful part of the city and highly recommended

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The story of how this started is super. You can spend ages looking for your home city or country while at the same time seeing so many others and say "I've been there!"

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Bentonville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Ok I loved this place. I think this is a must see when in Rio. There is a photographer there that will put your picture on a tile that you can take home. This is the best souvenir. Love it! So this is located close to the big Catholic Church and the arches. I would say this isn't in the... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

A great place to visit (during the day), Escadaria Selaron its a masterpiece just a few meters away from Lapa. Easy to reach, its a nice place to hang out looking for your country tiles and souvenirs, while you admire one of the most moving and constantly changing pieces of arts of the city. Its free and its a photo... More 

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