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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 #45 of 489 Attractions in Rio de Janeiro
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London, United Kingdom
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116 reviews 116 reviews
62 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

The steps were high on my list of places to visit whilst in Rio, luckily I was staying in Lapa so they weren't far for me to get to. I was completly blown away by the obvious hard work that had gone into making these beautifully coloured steps and found myself interested in learning more about the artist, Jorge Selaron,... More

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This was a truly incredible place and a tribute to the artist, Selaron. The time and effort he put into making his little corner of the world a more beautiful place is commendable! Honestly, I didn't feel concerned about any of the people I saw around the stairs, but we were with Daniel Cabral, our private tour guide, who I... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

It's very beautiful to see what this artis has made. From the Copacabana to the stairs it wil take appr. 30 minutes by bike. Go in the morning so you can make nice photos and there are not a lot of tourist.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

After walking aimlessly on not-so-unique street, we stumbled upon Lapa Steps. They were, by far, my favorite part of the trip. There's so much color and art that it just HAS to brighten your day. A MUST SEE!

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Chicago, Illinois
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17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

They are nice to see if it is part of your tour but I would never had arrived on my own. The stairs are located in a very strange favela and are not easy to get to. I would not recommend spending more than 15 minutes here, find your city's tile and leave. There are some weird hippy/homeless people hanging... More

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Winter Haven, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

This is a magnificent work of art by Chilean-born artist Jorge Selarón. Each tile, each ceramic is just spectacular. This place is highly recommended, dont miss this while in Rio. To go here, i suggest you take a taxi or do it your own. That is less expensive than with a tour where you have to wait for the group.... More

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Campinas, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

These steps are really amazing, in the middle of the city and you would never know they are so close to everything! You can take a 5 min taxi there and have the taxi wait 5-15 minutes while you admire them and then continue on with your day!

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Roseville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I loved this site. It's close to other tourist sites as well, we walked from the Teatro Municipal to the Arcos Da Lapa to these stairs. The stairs were huge, much bigger than I expected, and interesting to look at all of them. Leave time for pictures and to walk all the way up! It is in a semi-sketchy neighborhood... More

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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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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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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