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Santa Teresa

Rua Aurea, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20240-210, Brazil
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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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  • Very good39%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“yellow tram” (6 reviews)
“art galleries” (6 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Rua Aurea, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20240-210, Brazil
Santa Teresa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed 4 days in the hotel and everything at the hotel is perfect. The room is beautifull (only little dark). We had nice balcony. Swimming pool areau with great view over the city. Very friendly employees. We only didn't like the bookings process at...More

Thank Job_Adam
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Santa Teresa reminds me a bit of San Telmo in Buenos Aires with its fin de siecle houses, with the added twist of standing on a hill so there are no straight lines to the streets. Some of the old mansions are in wonderful art...More

Thank jamescollenette
Reviewed September 2, 2017

or even a food tour. The tram is also a interesting attraction. Actually if you take the tram from the top down, it is free. However the ticket up is 20 reals which is quite a lot. The area can be dangerous if you stray...More

1  Thank mikeazzo
Reviewed August 20, 2017

We had a private guide as it is not recommended to travel to Santa Teresa later in the afternoon. We went to a scenic point and had a beautiful view of Rio. We noticed the tram stopped near our Cafe and decided to ride it...More

Thank Colin S
Reviewed July 14, 2017

I was part of a small walking tour of just two visitors to Santa Theresa. The area was very interesting, but it is not recommended to walk around there alone!!! The views form on high are great, and the graffiti and murals on the walls...More

Thank andyh67186334
Reviewed July 13, 2017 via mobile

Went to Santa Theresa today at the recommendation of our walking tour guide. He advised us not to walk up to Santa Theresa due to the narrow streets and likelihood of mugging so we decided to catch the historic tram up. However we witnessed a...More

2  Thank aaamanda
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Reviewed June 12, 2017 via mobile

Had a nice visit. Saw monkeys walking on the electricity wires outside the cinema, and ate a great lunch. Enjoyed strolling among the art galleries

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Reviewed May 26, 2017

Santa Teresa has many point of interest and it is a recommended place to visit mainly during the daytime as at night it can be a bit tricky. Great Escaleras de Salaron, tram, wall murals and restaurants. Very good place to visit

Thank Ricardo B
Reviewed May 22, 2017

We enjoyed an entire morning in this area and worth seeing when in Rio. One thing though, even at that time, I'm not sure how safe the area is when off the beaten path. We were approached by three youths, somewhat intimidating, I suppose the...More

Thank amillidge
Reviewed April 27, 2017

I would very much recommend you to have a long walk through the streets of this neighbourhood. Enjoy all the scenery, the colors, the views from the top and much more. A place to go during the daytime.

1  Thank Eivind S
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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February 12, 2017|
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Response from Joan G | Reviewed this property |
yes it is a wonderful very safe.
August 18, 2016|
Response from TerjeHoegberg | Reviewed this property |
In daytime the parks are general safe, but remember to take your precautions. Don't wear expensive things, like jewelery, fancy watches and that kind off stuff and of course not a lot of money. If you happen to be robbed... More
August 18, 2016|
Response from Nic1920 |
Pousada Casa Aurea is very nice place to stay.You will have to take a taxi to the metro everyday to get in and out of the area. It will be 10 to 30R depending on the metro station. You can take the metro to most places. Get... More