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Escadaria Selaron

Rua Manuel Carneiro, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20241-120, Brazil (Santa Teresa)
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Ranked #43 of 488 Attractions in Rio de Janeiro
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

A very interesting area to visit, you can take a cab from any part of the city, it is a well known tourist spot so it will very easy to the cab drivers to find it, or you can take a metro, get off from cinelandia metro station then walk towards the arcos da Lapa, and turn right, head towards... More

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East Northport, New York
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49 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This site was so amazing. To think that one man designed such a moving artistic creation was unbelievable. Just when we thought there was no more to climb and see, we found more steps and tiles. Give yourself plenty of time (2 hours) to see it all and take it all in. Don't miss it! Just beautiful!

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Calgary, AB
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44 reviews 44 reviews
22 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Go see it, but be aware. It's in a bad part if town and can be dangerous. Go in late morning or mid day and you should be ok.

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San Diego, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Cool bit of Chilean tribute to Brasil, with tiles depicting everything from The Simpsons to various cities around the world. There are 250 steps and 2000+ unique tiles that you can spend minutes or hours scrutinizing, depending on what you're interested in. My friends and I came here three times during the World Cup - twice during the early afternoon,... More

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Bucharest, Romania
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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The stairs are really something with a lot of little details, so you can actually spend a lot of time reading and looking at the different tiles. It is quite charming, except for the homeless and drugaddicts populating the scene. We only paused birefly to take some pictures and analyzed them on the camera afterwards. We went there with the... More

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Belgrade, Serbia
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3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I was there with free wslking tour(you can find it at internet).It is part of Lapa in historic center of Rio.It looks great in red and blue...colours.Story about painter who lived on top and decided to make art from ugly steps is amaising.But he would be shocked if he new you can't go to the top of it.It was 11... More

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I really enjoyed this. It was easy to get to buy bus - we got off at the square in Lapa and it was a short walk to the steps. Interesting and different if you have the time on a nice day.

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Recife, PE
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13 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

The stairs are absolutely amazing. Fine piece of art, very original with all the colours. Dom miss it while you're in Rio!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

So glad I did this. The variety of the tiles and the amazing colours make for a great visit of something so simple, steps. There was a great band busting and provided great entertainment while i climbed the steps. Take your time to look at as many tiles as possible.

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Senior Contributor
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18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

these stairs up the hill are very nice and full of details if you look closely... and you might even find something referring to familiar things back home :)

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