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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 #72 of 480 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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Doha
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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San Diego
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9 reviews 9 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We were recommended to this area by locals and the hotel concierge--it was to be a nice, safe, old suburb of Rio. It was, I guess, until we were held up at gunpoint in the middle of the afternoon during rush hour!!!! We didn't find out until later that the favelas that surround Santa Teresa are very close and often... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Santa Tereza is a part of Rio that is worth paying a visit. It is quiet during the day. It has old buildings that remind you of a another time. You can also take beautiful pictures from the city.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Artsy and fun - this is a great place to spend an afternoon. Lots of great shops, fun street vendors, and cute little bars. Once the sun starts to set people spill out of the bars into the street and sit around drinking. We took a taxi there, and just wish we had made it in time to walk down... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

It’s very different from the rest f the city. It has a vintage look with their little streets, their old houses and a kind a hippie way of life. Cause if you look closer there is no supermarkets, banks, gas stations and etc in this neighborhood. I think it’s super charming just walk around Santa Teresa, enjoy the view of... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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101 attraction reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We went to Santa Teresa on a Thursday and it was practically empty except for a few people by the bars. The place is difficult to get to (at least without the tram working - I believe that it was supposed to restart in March 2014). We went up to the view point which paled in comparison to the views... More

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Prague
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

I really enjoyed my time during my visit of Santa Clara on my organized tour. The architecture and atmosphere are great here. The restaurants are pricey but cozy. While my group was having a late lunch I walked just a little bit around to see the aqueduct over which there used to be a service of the bonde (a yellow... More

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