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“Part of Rio”
Review of Santa Teresa

Santa Teresa
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Ranked #58 of 741 things to do in Rio de Janeiro
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed November 27, 2012

Wonderful old buildings which very a mixture of Portugese and local style. From grand colonial houses to more modest dwellings. Part of Santa Terasa is needing some restauration but that made it more interesting

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Reviewed November 11, 2012

We visited Santa Teresa with bus. Pitty that the old Tram is Not working any longer, so feels the inhabitant of Santa T. as well, economicly a desaster! But still bars (a must:Cafecito, Rue Paschoal Carlos Magno, 121, very pitoresk), little Restaurants and nice views. fridays small market.

1  Thank Sven H
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Reviewed November 10, 2012

Even though the tram to Santa Tersa is out of work, the neighborhood still offers great food, good music, good bars and beautiful houses

Make sure to see the Escadaria Seleron ( Stairs from Lappa ) on the way

1  Thank mads F
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Reviewed November 2, 2012

A lovely and colourful neighbourhood which reminds of old Rio! Sometimes compared to San Telmo, in Buenos Aires.

The neighbor was born out of the homonymous convent, in the 18th century. Originally inhabited by the upper class, it later turned into a tourist attraction and a place which bohemians prefer.

Famous for its winding, narrow streets. Lovely views of Rio from Santa Teresa, as it is on a hill.
We toured it by a local bus as the bondinho is not operational these days.

It does deserve a visit if you like the old atmosphere!

1  Thank Betty P
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Reviewed September 28, 2012

This section of Rio is located about 200 meters above sea level and was used as a residential neighbourhood already more than 100 years ago. It is accessible from many parts of Rio such as downtown, Cosme Velho, Alto da Boa Vista, Laranjeiras. The last street car run on electricity still exists in this section of the city although it is in repair and will be running again in 2013. It is on the way to Dona Marta and the satue of the Christ

1  Thank jarlbertil
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