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Santa Teresa

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Address: Rua Aurea, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20240-210, Brazil
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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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Lovely place to have a wander

This is a nice place to spend a few hours wandering. The tram wasn't working when I visited but it's nice to walk round. There are some very nice arty shops to gave a look in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This is a nice place to spend a few hours wandering. The tram wasn't working when I visited but it's nice to walk round. There are some very nice arty shops to gave a look in and nice little places to eat. In some places you can get some great views over the city too. My trip here was part... More 

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Torrance, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

You must visit this area. It is not well known tourist attraction until recent time, but I think Santa Teresa has its potential to become new landmark of Rio De Janeiro.

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

"Beautiful", on Snoop's and Pharrell's voices!!! Escadaria de Selaron is a "Masterpiece". You get the feel of Brazilian Urban Life with Monkeys jumping around the power lines. Great experience.

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Lambersart, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We stayed there and to be honest this is such a Nice and friendly place. We went to many restaurants there and came back late. No problem at all and always busy ! !!We recommend this area ! !!

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Berwyn
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The charm of this area seemed to be the little tram which has been closed for years and under construction. Most of the shops seemed closed but we really enjoyed the few art/craft ones that were open.

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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Beautiful old neighbourhood that has fallen a bit into disrepair since the termination of the streetcar. Still, architecture buffs will appreciate some of the best remaining colonial buildings in the city. Worth a wander.

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Houston, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Spend a Saturday morning or Saturday afternoon. Plenty of people. Felt safe with the crowds and police presence. We stayed along the tracks, Check out architecture, few shops, street art, restaurants, people, and the Parque de Ruinas. You can start your walking tour at Parque de Ruinas (high point in Santa Teresa) and then walk down to Largo dos Guimarães,... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

If you want to spend a few days outside the bustling city of Rio, you ought to come to Santa Teresa. This is a charming city with pebble-stone streets, great restaurants, music and a very chill vibe. There are also many artists' displaying their artwork. This is a great city for loners with no friends that think they can change... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Definitely worth a trip to the top of the hill to walk around this quaint bohemian neighborhood. Wonderful restaurants, great shopping for arts and crafts, and incredible views of all of Rio! I have taken the tram on previous visits but it was being renovated during this trip. A very nice ride on the tram and great views!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

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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