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Address: Rua Aurea, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20240-210, Brazil
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Dining, City walk sightseeing
Description: This quaint bohemian neighborhood of Rio with colonial buildings and...
This quaint bohemian neighborhood of Rio with colonial buildings and cobblestone streets steep on a hillside overlooking the city is earning the interest of tourists wishing to see an alternate Rio away from the beach scene. Art galleries and restaurants add to the local culture of Santa Teresa.
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Narrow Winding Cobblestone Street

As I had heard so much about Santa Teresa, I asked my private tour guide to take me there in his car. As he drove up the Santa Teresa hill on the narrow winding cobblestone... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

As I had heard so much about Santa Teresa, I asked my private tour guide to take me there in his car. As he drove up the Santa Teresa hill on the narrow winding cobblestone street, I said that such a bumpy road wouldn’t be good for cars. “Yes, many taxis don’t like to come here,” said he. When we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Must see! Walk to the top and you can stop for meal at Santa Teresa restaurant or Aprazivel. Must have been a great place to live many decade ago. I'm sad to see all the cheap small tags on building , church , houses ... It's like a plague . Rome, Paris, London Cairo etc ...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

It kinda felt like small southern European towns. It's very calm, much more residential. Some nice arts and handmade souvenirs galleries. Feels like you're not in the big busy Rio de Janeiro anymore! Lots of murals and especially protests against the never-ending works to get the tramway fixed and brought back to the neighborhood. There are buses that go up... More 

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Gympie, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We stayed at Guesthouse Bianca which is in Santa Teresa and I cannot recommend it high enough for somewhere beautiful to stay. Santa Teresa is a gorgeous area to stay in full of the most stunningly beautiful houses, I have only marked it down because they are redoing the tram tracks and all the roads are dug up so it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Wander around the historic streets and see Rio as it once was. Amazing views, we had a private guide which made all the different she took us to bars, ordered local delicious food and drinks and really showed us the sites. We ended up walking down to Lapa for caprihanas before heading back to the hotel. Price was 250 real... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

A nice older area of Rio - close to Centro. A very good mix of bars, cafes and shops. Very easy to spend several hours there - wandering the interesting hops and galleries - grabbing a beer in one of the many local bars of enjoying good coffee. Best to get a cab there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

It's a nice area to walk around, but you should try to have a itineray,because the streets are a bit confused, you shoud go to the Parque das Ruínas, there is a nice lookout there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

When I visited Rio I stayed with a friend who lives in this part of the city. It was very beautiful and close to lots of attractions.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Santa Teresa offers nice views of Rio, as well as offerings from local artisans. There are also some interesting cafes and restaurants in the area. It is a quiet neighborhood. I think the locals and business owners appreciate visits from tourists. The area appears to be safe. It appears to be questionable upon entry, but one should not be overly... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

A great little hide away, lots to see and photograph, good places to eat, best for a group of people small or large. A bit of a trek to get to, taxi is best. Another place to tick off your list of places to visit in Rio.

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Address: Rua Aurea, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20240-210, Brazil
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