Escadaria Selarón

Escadaria Selarón, Rio de Janeiro: Address, Escadaria Selarón Reviews: 4.5/5

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The area
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Neighborhood: Santa Teresa
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.
How to get there
  • Cinelândia • 8 min walk
  • Glória • 8 min walk
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Nicole B
Dubai, United Arab Emirates946 contributions
Colorful Tiled Steps
Sep 2021
Cool tiles from around the world and a colorful motif of steps leading from St. Teresa's to Centro. Some small hawkers on the side. Vibrant and free. Bottom area is a bit sketchy.
Written September 7, 2021
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johnsmith
Naples, Italy64 contributions
Cool spot
Jul 2020 • Couples
Very nice touristic spot
Not so croweded
Dodgy neighborhood it doesn’t need for guide in my advice
Definitely worth a visit
Written July 9, 2021
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Beatriz Sons 💋
Sao Paulo, SP909 contributions
Nice stairs,history photo on tiles
Feb 2021 • Solo
Beautiful tiles lots of historic photos on tiles haha the stairs on the streets this neighborhood is lots of good bars and restaurants as well near lapa in centro
Written February 21, 2021
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Samantha R
Springfield, MO72 contributions
Incredible place
Jan 2021 • Couples
One man's dream, brings the world together.States, countries cities from all over the world have contributed tiles to this remarkable area. It is a neighborhood, people living ,working raising families along it, happily sharing their world with you, so please be respectful. We did the tourist thing and had our picture made on the stairs by a nice man who then printed it out on a tile of our own. A gift from our son it is one of our new treasured mementos.
The experience of the Stairs, community, and tourist was a true delight.
Written February 5, 2021
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chelsealynne
Pensacola, FL883 contributions
Crowded but worth it
Jan 2021 • Solo
The short trip here was worth it. I ubered up from Copacabana and then ubered back. There is a souvenir shop up there with a couple friendly guys who will call you an Uber if you don’t have WiFi. Then you pay the driver cash. Be prepared to have tons of people in your photos and to feel in the way of others taking photos.
Written January 24, 2021
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Samuel Pugh
Newport, UK16 contributions
Fantas
Oct 2020 • Couples
You must visit the Selaron steps whilst in Rio! The story behind them is interesting and also sad! Also great for photos for Instagram 🤣
Written January 18, 2021
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Mike R
Cape Town, South Africa1,950 contributions
Excellent
Jan 2021 • Couples
We visited Escadaria Selaron (Lapa Steps) on a busy Sunday morning with mainly Brazilian tourists and found the steps to be a truly inspiring tour.

Fortunately we had a guide with us do we were able to understand how and who created the steps.

Tip
We also managed to skip the line by buying a R$ 20 tile with our photograph on it, which is a great keep sake and we'll worth the money with or without skipping the line.
Written January 10, 2021
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SF Guy
San Francisco, CA756 contributions
Beautiful Stairs and Tiles
Dec 2020 • Solo
Beautiful stairs and so many unique tiles. It’s worth taking the time to look at the different unique tiles from all over the world and walk to the very top. It’s a great picture location but there are many people fighting for the perfect picture.
Written December 31, 2020
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Lovin' it on Phuket
1,258 contributions
Interesting Experience
Dec 2020 • Family
At first glance you may find this attraction a bit bland. As with everything in Rio, do not let the first appearance deceive you. This is an enjoyable hike up a hill on fairly even surfaces and if you go early in the morning you will see monkeys running across the power lines above the stairs. The most interesting part of this artwork is the story behind it and the man who created it. If you take the time to google the history and read it you will appreciate the stairs much more. You will also find art created by Selaron all over Lapa if you take a stroll through the area. I lived there for 3 months and every time I went out I doing a door or a wall or something where this man had left his mark in an area he loved so dearly. You really need to appreciate the sentiment behind this gift to Brazil to understand what it is you are looking at when you are there.
Written December 26, 2020
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Flitz8-A foodie travels
Athens, Greece2,680 contributions
Colorful tiles
Nov 2020 • Solo
I liked colourful tiles and looking individually at each time to see place it refers to,security in area just incase
Written December 6, 2020
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