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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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Old Colonial Rio

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
jeffrhill
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Lambersart, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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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Adelaide, Australia
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

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