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“Not much going for this part of town!”
Review of Santa Teresa

Santa Teresa
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Small-Group Santa Teresa Discovery Tour from Rio de Janeiro
Ranked #56 of 710 things to do in Rio de Janeiro
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Fee: No
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.
Perth, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Not much going for this part of town!”
Reviewed February 10, 2013

There are signs that people are trying to brighten up this grungy district - with some interesting cafe/restaurant outlets available - however overall the place is dirty, smelly and graffiti ridden. Sure, if this turns you on then good luck - give the area a go.

Visited February 2013
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Warsaw, Poland
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“Old school chill out district”
Reviewed February 10, 2013

If you are tired with the Carnival heat and crowd this is the palce to relax in the cool colonial bars where time slows down. Really nice views of Lapa and the Harbour. Definetly a must do when in Rio. I also recomend stayng in the villas on the hill. Most are a home like hotels - furniture, paintings, glasses all like in early '20s. Rio Pallazio is a definite 5 star!

Visited February 2013
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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61 reviews
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“Nice neighborhood”
Reviewed February 3, 2013

This place is best to explore by foot but be prepared as some parts are quite steep but it is not difficult and there are lots of bars and restaurant to rest as well. It is quite an interesting neighborhood, you can see colorful houses, mural and unique building structure. Quite and peaceful too,

Visited August 2012
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Austin, Texas
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5 reviews
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“Great stay in Santa Teresa”
Reviewed January 30, 2013 via mobile

There is a little of everything in this quiet neighborhood. Anywhere from peace and quiet, beautiful scenery, great shops, bars and restaurants. We stayed at Guesthouse Bianca, had a wonderful time

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Tallinn, Estonia
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“Neighborhood with bohemian vibe”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

It is different from downtown and different from zona zul..artistic vibe with small cafes and restaurants, forro parties on Sundays, nice souvenir shops and art studios. Good idea to spend one afternoon here andwalk around. Close to parque the ruinas you can see also small monkeys jumping on trees, views are beautiful. Too bad that a bonde (tram) is not going now, that was half fun to get there.

Visited January 2013
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