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Address: Rua Aurea, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20240-210, Brazil
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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This quaint bohemian neighborhood of Rio with colonial buildings and...

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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Old Rio

This part of town is very unique - It is where all artists and free spirits live. Very old part of town and now there are many excellent little restaurants to explore.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This part of town is very unique - It is where all artists and free spirits live. Very old part of town and now there are many excellent little restaurants to explore.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You can get the tram up to Santa Teresa and it isa just like the trams you get in San Francisco, we decided to walk and it's all up hill so if you don't like walking, don't do it. Once there the area is very arty and the houses and people reflect that. It's a nice place to go and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Santa Teresa was lovely, me and my boyfriend stayed in the area for 3 nights and on every night went out for a meal at 3 different venues where we enjoyed live music each night. A very chilled out atmosphere where the people are both friendly and helpful. The area is beautiful, lots of mosaics and the graffiti artwork found... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Getting here from a safety view looked a bit daunting but in fact it was super easy . It offers some quaint shops , gritty street art and restaurants to chill at and have a good meal . Take the metro to cinelandia metro stop and hop on a taxi to santa teresa for around 10-11 reals. Easy as this... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great view of Rio, amazing restaurant options for all tastes, museums, hotels, it's in the heart of Rio, close to Lapa... but it can be a bit dangerous. And it's a mountain, so don't expect easy access.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Friends told us to visit this place. But due to lack of info and insufficient time, we could only see the place from the tram. We saw many artworks on buildings. The place looks interesting and charming.

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Thank ZhaoXiuMei
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Spent 9 days in the area and we enjoyed the night life so much! We felt at home, night and day with security guards which can be intimidating but reassuring too. No issues of pick pockets or attacks. In the contrary everyone is friendly and keep to themselves. 15 minute walk to Gloria metro station!! Safe and beautiful views overlooking... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Great day 1/2 day trip. Do stay for dinner, there are some restaurants hidden away on some superb locations. Take a taxi up there, or go with local driver you know. The surroundings are not the safest.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Another charming district in Rio. Santa Teresa is situated on top of the hill and has a great view of the city as well. It retains its colonial charm and is well known for its narrow streets and as an artistic hotspot. The place has its fair share of cultural centers and restaurants with live music. Bars & nightclubs are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Not much to do but some nice restaurants and good shops (not touristy stuff). The views driving to and from were also excellent.

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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.