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Escadaria Selaron

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Address: R. Joaquim Silva, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20241-120, Brazil
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its a must to see. colorfull steps its breathtaking. you will be so happy to see an amaizing place like this

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Chicago Ridge, Illinois
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Chicago Ridge, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

its a must to see. colorfull steps its breathtaking. you will be so happy to see an amaizing place like this

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Another Rio must-see place! It really has something special about it. Try to get there early as it get packed with tourists!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was absolutely blown away by this and the story behind it. It's wonderful finding all of the tiles that relate to you. Absolutely beautiful.

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying in the area and sort of stumbled on this while on the way to Santa Therasa not a great idea to walk up it in the heat but it's pretty interesting. There are also some great murals on the houses when you walk to Santa Therasa from there.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This interest place to visit, several tiles from all over the world!!! The neighborhood is poor, but with a lot of bars you can feel the atmosphere of cariocas life!!! At the night you will be able to listen the real samba in several bars around this scale. I recommend this place.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an enjoyable place to visit, it is free and you can see the tile work of Selaron, very interesting and it won't take much of your time.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This beautiful stairs ornamented with different tiles from all over the world became one of the most interesting places in Rio de Janeiro. Curiously, the developer of this project wasnt brazilian by birth, however, his heart could not be more carioca. Sadly, Jorge Selaron was murdered by one of his former pupil in 2013. Thanks to Selaron, Rio de Janeiro... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Packed with tourists-- some gathering in informal queues for "THE" picture and cluttered with street vendors-- the ones with a personality you can't ignore, Escadaria Selaron delights you with one of the most vivid and imaginative collections of moasics. I loved the Brazilian pride theme that is captured throughout. There are tiles from all over the world, so it's fun... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love the escadaria of selaron. Every tile is interesting. beautiful place to take pictures. just make sure to go during the day and dressed very simple. no jewelry... as it is "sketchy" around there. or get a cab to drop you off right infront. you'll be okay. nearest metro station is Cinelandia

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's about narrow streets, typical neighborhood, mix of colours, folclore, and street sellers - this is probably the best place for touching the ground with Brasil. I strongly recommend it.

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Santa Teresa is a bohemian enclave hosting many local artists’ studios. The narrow, winding streets of this neighbourhood were revitalised years ago, and visitors can now stroll through this area to view magnificent mansions dating back to the late 19th and early 20th century. A highlight not miss: Museu Chacará do Céu, a former mansion turned museum which houses works by prominent Brazilian modern artists.
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