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

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
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Buffalo, New York
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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

This was a nice surprise. Very cool art, along with a tragic story for the artist. Take time to look at the tiles, you will never be able to see them all, but take your time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Well worth checking out. Great art work, amazing to see and experience. Really is a must to check out while in Rio, you won't be disappointed that's for sure.

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Store Heddinge, Storstrom, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Very beautiful Staircase; definitely worth a visit! I didn't mind the fact that it had a lot of people taking selfies and what not, because the attraction itself was a beautiful sight. I walked to the sight from Botafogo, and the trip itself was so nice, because it was a good way to experience the atmosphere of the city! The... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

It has become one of those must sees in Rio - this staircase. And it is very nice to look at and you can look at the tiles from all over the world for a long time. Think we used well over an hour to get to the top. So much to look at! But there are a lot of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

A couple of years ago we visited Rio and met Jorge Seleron, we took with us a tile especially made for him and his steps by the potters in our Spanish village. Unfrtunately a few months later he was dead. This year we returned to Rio and visited the steps on 20 March 2015 to see if he had managed... More 

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Detroit, Michigan USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This is an interesting stop on a tour of Rio. The stairs are tiled from all over the world and quite a sight. The story of their creation is interesting and somewhat sad. Have a tile made of you on the stairs!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Loved walking up the steps of Escadaria Selaron and admiring each and every tile along the way. I went at night and it was pretty quiet, although I wouldn't recommend going alone or without a native/local. The small backstreets leading up to Escadaria are pretty dark and can be a little dangerous if wandered alone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I think these are the most colorful and beautiful steps in the world. Thanks to for his wonderful work. The steps are decorated with tiles from all over the world giving you the opportunity to take hundreds of nice photos. But be very careful when visiting this area. We visited Selaron steps as a part of a Rio guided tour.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Fantastic site in the city. Beware not particularly safe. We were followed for 5 blocks after visiting.

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