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Rua Joaquim Silva, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20241-110, Brazil
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All reviews jorge selaron colorful tiles santa teresa lapa area street art worth a visit interesting place selaron steps take your time walk up take pictures chilean artwork tourists neighborhood tribute rio
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Reviewed today via mobile

Well worth a visit to marvel at this crazy man's life achievement to cover a dull set of steps in colourful tiles from around the world. Go early - mid morning to beat the crowds and look at the amazing collection.

Thank Heather B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Really impressive tile work and very colourful would recommend going along and having a look if close by. We got the tram up and then got off on way back, only short walk from viaduct stop. The area is very rough on the streets you...More

Thank The_Hallams_x
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nice St Theresa neighborhood. Great relaxed environment Crowd is also okay but be alert about pickpockets.

Thank SibuN7
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We got there just the first day, as we were staying in Lapa. It’s a place full of crowds, one must pay attention to your belongings, just like in every place of that kind. The stairs are beautiful and indeed give a great vibe to...More

Thank ruxandra_vasile
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Fabulous tiles on the steps and sides. Worth stopping at intervals and looking at individual tiles, so interesting. There seemed to be tiles from all over the world. Some tiles made designs, like the map of Africa, others spelled out words. Very colourful, felt safe...More

Thank simply-peregrinating
Reviewed 6 days ago

Touted by some as the larges mosaic artwork done by a single artist, this is an amazing stair. From the bottom looking up you see this vividly colored masterpiece. But form the top looking down, it just looks like gray stone stairs. Spend some time...More

Thank tlagyn
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was a truly a unique place to visit! These stairs were created by a Chilean Artist dedicating these stairs to the people of Brazil. It took this Jorge Selarón (the artist) 23 years to complete this work, which is now recognized as an art...More

Thank annalzubarev
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great art decorating stairs with tiles from all corners of the world Great for pictures and great attraction , lots of people visiting

Thank 72lucianb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A highlight of the Rio walking tour these steps are a fun stop. Seleron spent years changing an ordinary city stairway to a colorful tiled achievement. Great spot for photos and to simply take in his artistic achievement.

Thank Michelelabelle
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were told to be very careful in this area due to pickpockets & also not to wander to far up the stairs because it was dangerous. It was very crowded so it was nerve racking making sure no one was trying to stay anything....More

Thank annettep456
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UkCharlee
August 22, 2018|
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Response from sgt_sid16 | Reviewed this property |
did the one you saw happened yesterday (aug 21) around 2pm? asian guy with black shirt, black shorts, and black backpack with a baseball cap? if it was, it's me. if not, then it's worse coz it only means it happen way too... More
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Margaret H
September 5, 2016|
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Response from hrs314 | Reviewed this property |
None, but you can take a cab to the base of the steps and view from the street.
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KimC5
July 8, 2016|
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Response from Jim P | Reviewed this property |
We went on a Wednesday early afternoon and it was fine.
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