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Santa Teresa

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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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Nice area

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Sao Paulo, SP
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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

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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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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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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New York City, New York
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

You need a car or taxi to go there. It is a area from which you can have a nice view of different parts of the city. It is very similar to Montmartre style with steep streets, cafes, stores and some tourists. It is not convenient to stay there because all the other sites to visit in Rio are elsewhere... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Artsy area. Lots of great shops for art and small neighborhood bars/restaurants. Great views of Rio as well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Santa Teresa is an interesting area of Rio de Janeiro, and the Parque das Ruinas has an extraordinary panoramic view of the city. The tram is still not operational so we caught the metro to Catete and got a taxi to the main square, Largo do Guimarães. We went on a Wednesday afternoon and, almost without exception, everything was shut.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Great area of Rio, a lot of cool bars, street and art shops well worth a stroll around just hope they get the tram revamped as soon as

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Naples, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Santa Teresa is an interesting neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro, located on top of the Santa Teresa hill, famous for its winding, narrow streets which are a favourite spot between artists and tourists. The ride on one of its tram (bondinho in Portuguese) is a must-do.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 via mobile

Nice to see some different shops not selling the usual tat but some genuine handmade stuff. Some fun bars around as well, all ijn all a district with a young, fun vibe.

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