Santa Teresa

Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, Santa Teresa Reviews: 4.5/5

Santa Teresa
4.5
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This quaint bohemian neighborhood of Rio with colonial buildings and cobblestone streets steep on a hillside overlooking the city is earning the interest of tourists wishing to see an alternate Rio away from the beach scene. Art galleries and restaurants add to the local culture of Santa Teresa.
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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.
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MalinsWorld
Ko Chang, Thailand48 contributions
Cute part of Rio
Nov 2021
We love the Santa Teresa part of Rio de Janeiro, it's galleries and the good bars and the delicious food. Great for an afternoon in the galleries and the afternoon turning into night with bars and dancing.
Written November 30, 2021
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Flitz8-A foodie travels
Athens, Greece2,733 contributions
Stairs
Dec 2020 • Solo
Walked around neighborhood to see stairs, food street vendors on nearby streets, didn't feel unsafe but wouldn't go alone at night
Written December 7, 2020
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PrestonGuild
United Kingdom53,961 contributions
Santa Teresa
Oct 2019
We came here in the walking tour. I have no doubt that part of it is sketchy.

The bits we saw had some old grand buildings, plenty of street art and the Selaron Steps to climb.

I actually wish I had more time to explore but it was getting dark.
Written August 28, 2020
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kdeli
Agia Paraskevi, Greece1,634 contributions
TOURISTIC NEIGHBORHOOD
Nov 2019
All touristics guides propose to visit this neighborhood of the Rio De Janeiro. We went there with a group. Not suggested to go there alone, or at night. You will see a lot of stairs, decorated with tiles from all over the world. There are also a lot of people going up and down in the stairs, trying for a photo. We think that is overrated.
Written February 6, 2020
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Marcelo S
Ipatinga, MG426 contributions
Amazing
Nov 2019 • Couples
A very beautiful and cozy place. Lots of restaurants playing a good song and people in a good vibe. Words are not enough, you need to feel.
Written December 31, 2019
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ShannonBZ
Honolulu, HI128 contributions
The tiled steps were amazing
Nov 2019
Santa Teresa part of Rio seems to be on everyone's tour list. While the area feels a bit dangerous...if you are with a tour guide you will be fine....I would not do it at night or as a woman alone. The steps are all tiled with tiles from all over the world. People line up to take pictures on these steps. A local artist started with lining the steps..he died then people from all over the world sent tiles and they have been layed on these steps. Very interesting and colorful.
Written November 20, 2019
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Quentin Washington
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A great walking tour!
Aug 2019
This was a great tour! When my son and I was picked up from our hotel we were told that we were the only two on the tour and we got a very up close and personal tour with our great tour guide Priscylla! She was so informative and made us to feel like we have known her all our lives! She offered to take photos of us and told us where to stand for the photo man you couldn't ask for nothing better! Had the best time with her and hope to meet her again if I am ever back in this awesome city!
Written August 25, 2019
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alilodd80
Stow, OH616 contributions
Interesting part of Rio
Jul 2019
We spent an afternoon riding the tram, having lunch, and seeing the famous stairs. It’s definitely an eclectic area of Rio with fewer tourists than the big attractions.
Written July 15, 2019
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mbellastyle
Boston, MA1,208 contributions
A good Break from Rio Beaches
Jan 2019 • Friends
A nice neighborhood with many small shops and restaurants. Colorful houses, some are maintained, others not so much but you can just imagine how amazing this place once was. I recommend, wearing comfy shoes as this is a hilly neighborhood.
Written May 8, 2019
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Laura H
New Jersey327 contributions
Not worth a visit except to ride the tram up
Apr 2019 • Couples
We took the tram up to Sant Teresa main square. The tram tracks go ON TOP of the old Rio Aqueducts so that was interesting.

The neighborhood itself was very empty and sort of gritty. Lots of graffiti on the old buildings but not in any artistic way. There were a few artsy shops we visited and a few restaurants and bars were open, but none had any customers. We were there mid-afternoon so perhaps this area gets more lively at night?

I wouldn't recommend a specific tour to this place. We were on a private guided tour and it was convenient to visit here by tram and then go to nearby Saleron Steps.
Written April 22, 2019
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