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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 #71 of 495 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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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

We ended up here a little bit by chance (was going to see the Christ statue but it was too full) and we were very nice surprised! It's an amazing atmosphere in the city, so cosy bars and painters making their paintings in the creative shops. Bar de Minheiro was very nice and the staff was so kind. We followed... More

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

What a delightful area! And the tram is a very fun way to enjoy the quaint architecture, the peace and quiet, and the greenery. I enjoyed it so much I returned to do it again, but when I ascended from the Metro, the plazas were empty, so I retreated.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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76 reviews 76 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Unfortuantely, robberies and violence are returning to the streets of the districts. It's a pitty, cause it used to be a very charming neighboorhood.

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Le Pradet, France
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Enter with metro cinderella Then take stairs on the right and admire the titles then on the top go to the ruin park

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Lodz, Pologne
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This is the place where artists and creative people live, spend quality time in the many small bars and restaurants - it is like a village you can reach by the "bondinho" the retro tramway going uphill :)

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London, United Kingdom
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126 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

A really delightful part of Rio. Small cobblestone streets, charming boutiques and gift shops, lovely restaurants and funky bars. This area is so trendy with an excellent buzzing atmosphere. Walking around the old streets and beautiful restaurants taking in the great ambience is an experience not to be missed when in Rio. Find the elusive Rooftop Bar and grab a... More

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Doha
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

we went to this and I think it must have been a bad timing as most shops are closed, but for those which were open there was some interesting little restaurants and art shops, and I can imagine if we came when they were all open it would have been very interesting having said that... we stil managed to buy... More

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

My family and I visited Santa Teresa last month during the World Cup. The colorful tiled stairs are not to be missed. Wandering up to the top of the hilltop neighborhood, there are some great views of the City. In particular, there is a park built around a crumbling mansion, "The Ruins", that offers spectacular vistas in all directions. It's... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Take a walk up the hill and get great views over Rio and it's sights. Once at the top you can visit one of the many bars and restaurants and even visit Mr Krays favourite bar. Plenty of street art and atmosphere to soak up. Enjoy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

It is worth to visit for people loving things about past. Old buildings, funny pitctures and trolly ways used to run together brings very unique and nostalgic feeling. The area is on hill, so you have to 'climb' steep stairs from Gloria if you do not take bus, but you can also enjoy local people's wall pictures, nice shops selling... More

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