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Santa Teresa

Rua Aurea, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20240-210, Brazil (Santa Teresa)
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Ranked #65 of 469 attractions in Rio de Janeiro
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Type: Neighborhoods
Activities: Dining, City walk sightseeing
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: This quaint bohemian neighborhood of Rio with colonial buildings and cobblestone streets steep on a hillside overlooking the city is earning the... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Istanbul, Turkey
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75 reviews 75 reviews
26 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

This place was previously accessed by a tram which however was shutdown after an accident. However the area as well as the tile decorated stairs continue as a tourist attraction and a musical gathering.

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Stamford, Connecticut
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44 reviews 44 reviews
27 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We drove around the hilly streets of Santa Teresa with our guide. Our destination was the Ruinas with its views and Aprazivel restaurant for lunch. We also stopped along a main street and shopped at La Vereda which had an excellent selection of reasonable prints, folk art and other souveniers. The views were excellent, we caught the end of a... More

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Itu, São Paulo, Brazil
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67 reviews 67 reviews
25 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Unfortunately without the cable car! This is the unique problem there. They gave for this place a very special climate, but now they aren't there. But the region is realy good to have lunch, listen a brazilian music and stay with friends drinking a beer. The restaurants are not cheap, but the food is really good. A good option to... More

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Galway, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Looks like a nice safe area but I got mugged at knifepoint mid day in clear view of some of the locals. Seems common in this area, be careful!!!

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

You shouldn´t miss the view from Rio walking until the top from Parque das Ruinas, you don´t have to pay to get in and you will have the best view from Rio. The roof´s bar with real nice music.I went on a sunday morning. Most of the bars in Santa Teresa like Mineiro, Portela,Gomez are for tourists, very very expensive... More

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

I love Santa Teresa! It's one of my favourite places in Rio! I went during the day and I didn't find it "dangerous", there were few nice restaurants and after lunch we had a coffee in a very beautiful artsy cafè. The view is stunning, I highly recommend a visit to this part of Rio, you won't regret it!

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Bogota, Colombia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

In my opinion, the word that best describes this place: Bohemian. You cannot miss it... have a walk around and you will find a beautiful lookout called "Mirante das Ruinas". The architecture is very nice. Also, the "Escadaria do Selaron" is a good place to see as it has special tiles. I'd think it's better to go during the day,... More

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Jiuzhaigou County, China
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

I realize there are a few pubs and restaurants but there is literally two blocks of nothing. Yes the place is on a hill but don't bother spending the time there. Rio has many better attractions. We were glad we took a tour that only gave us 30 minutes there (more than we needed). If we took a 4 hour... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

We visited on a very hot day having taken a taxi up. Having just done Sugarloaf and Christ the Redeemer, we didn't find the views up to much. It seemed shut - perhaps the soul taken out of it with the loss of the tram?

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Chicago, Illinois
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56 reviews 56 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Santa Teresa is a very quaint neighborhood with local artisan shops and restaurants. A nice real while coming down from Corcovado to grab a bite and shop a bit.

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