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Escadaria Selaron

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Address: Rua Joaquim Silva, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20241-120, Brazil
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Out of the way but pretty interesting to see

Selaron was an artist from Chile who started to place his artistic tiles on the facing of each step. It evolved into a work of art in the St. Tereza neighborhood. Now there are... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 28, 2014
Memphis, TN
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Memphis, TN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2014

Selaron was an artist from Chile who started to place his artistic tiles on the facing of each step. It evolved into a work of art in the St. Tereza neighborhood. Now there are tiles there that have been sent from over the world. Not on the typical tourist path interesting.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2014

Great place to visit and take pictures in the neighborhood of Lapa which is downtown. Take the risk and climb up to the "te amo Brasil" sign and sit next to it to get a great photo. It wasn't crowded on the day I went, so I got amazing pictures.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2014

You need to visit the Selaron steps. They are just as cool in real life as they are in the coffee table books they appear in. Every country has a tile on the wall, btw. Ask the guys hanging around where Your country is. They will find it in a split second.

Thank Mats K
Alice Springs, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2014

Yes, it is just a stairs. A beautiful one. A happening one. Wish the stair in my neighborhood is something like this.

Thank s12796
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2014

The place is really nice where one can find tiles from everywhere in the wolrd put there by Selaron, the artist tha made it. However, since his deth the plece is little abandoned with many homeless and drunks begging for money. Police should be there more constantly to keep the order. It is worth to see but be aware of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2014

This is a work of art. A lot of people visit Rio and just go to the Cristo and Sugarloaf, but this is a great little attraction to visit and totally free.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2014 via mobile

Really unique steps, made with artistic tiles. Some of them, carry symbols or names from places all over the world. Definitely piece of art that is worth to see. Not far from the lapa arcs.

Thank Mike_So_1985
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2014

The steps are really beautiful. The artist was able to take tiles from all over the world and incorporate them into this landmark. Be sure to stop by and enjoy this wonderful piece of art.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2014 via mobile

this is a very cool place. We were a little hesitant given the reviews we have read previously, but I will say that they are not warranted - at least while we were there. We had no fear or concern about shady people. It's like anywhere you go. If you go during weird times or act like you are afraid,... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2014

Very neat attraction, just off the beaten path in Lapa (near the arches). Definitely worth visiting, the tile work is impressive. Not sure how this is ranked so low!

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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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