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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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Beautiful

This is really beautiful while busy you can enjoy the atmosphere and the sights great place for photos and it had a safe feeling about it .. lots of photo opportunities so enjoy... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is really beautiful while busy you can enjoy the atmosphere and the sights great place for photos and it had a safe feeling about it .. lots of photo opportunities so enjoy the trip

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nice place near lappa and u can enjoy the 250 stairs and have some eat and rest and good photos and enjoy the music and arts around u and it's free for the public

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was an unexpected stop as part of a tour, people like the man who created this work are what makes Rio so special. Sad that he committed suicide once he believed his work to be complete

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Landover, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our tour guide took us to the steps as a place to visit. We didn't realize that they were beautiful and historical within themselves.

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Buxton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Was recommended to go but I wouldn't go out of my way to go there again. Essentially a set of steps with a variety of ceramic tiles on them done by a famous Brazilian artist.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Of course, restoration of houses on the ladder would be more interesting, but instead of it not very skillfully all the space is covered with ceramic tiles. Some of the tiles - very interesting and old (but not too old), so walk up the stairs and examine its cover - quite interesting. As a place for socializing and shopping -... More 

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Lowell, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited here during the Olympic period. Place was packed with tourists and waited in line a long time to take a photo.

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We got off the metro at Gloria and walked to the steps. We asked for directions and as usual found Brazilian people friendly and helpful. That said, we didn't feel totally comfortable in the area. Tourists were few and far between until we got to the steps. Drunks and beggars were plentiful. Of course this was the day razil were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

we went early in the morning and had the stars to ourselves. just amazing, and unique, must look closely at the details and individual tiles.

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Redondo Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

These stairs are the creation of an artist who loved Rio very much and created this intriguing staircase with tiles from around the world. Worth a visit.

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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.