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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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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 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.

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Reviewed April 18, 2017

I really enjoyed our visit to Santa Teresa. The colors are amazing, it is quiet, peaceful but the art makes large noises.

Thank CandiceHsu
Reviewed April 5, 2017

Stayed here for a weekend and we loved it, artisans, good restaurants, and reasonably priced, many nice pousadas close to The sambodrome etc.

Thank Grantedwards358
Reviewed April 5, 2017 via mobile

We stayed at the nice and affordable Mama shelter hotel. Nice bars and restaurants were in walking distance. We never used a but and reached all interesting locations by foot. We always felt very safe. Lot of bars have a life music in the evening's.

Thank Schliephake
Reviewed March 30, 2017 via mobile

This is really a nice district with great views, nice houses and really cozy bars and restaurant. It was on of our favorite parts of rio (we saw: ipanem, leblon, centro, copacabana)

Thank Julian G
Reviewed March 28, 2017

Beautiful neighborhood , surprising destination with small boutique hotels and restaurants, need to spend time there away from the creasy beach side.

Thank Stephane M
Reviewed March 26, 2017

Take the tram up to Santa Teresa, and get lost in the small street full of amazing street art and wonderful views of the city!

Thank BiaLaSfidaDellaMagia
Reviewed March 21, 2017

I loved the vibe of this neighborhood. Full of artsy shops, great restaurants, Santa Teresa offers an authentic feel.

Thank Julie A
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