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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...more
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Rua Aurea, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20240-210, Brazil
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Santa Teresa part of Rio seems to be on everyone's tour list. While the area feels a bit dangerous...if you are with a tour guide you will be fine....I would not do it at night or as a woman alone. The steps are all tiled...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Shannon B
Reviewed August 25, 2019

This was a great tour! When my son and I was picked up from our hotel we were told that we were the only two on the tour and we got a very up close and personal tour with our great tour guide Priscylla! She...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed July 15, 2019 via mobile

We spent an afternoon riding the tram, having lunch, and seeing the famous stairs. It’s definitely an eclectic area of Rio with fewer tourists than the big attractions.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank alilodd80
Reviewed May 8, 2019

A nice neighborhood with many small shops and restaurants. Colorful houses, some are maintained, others not so much but you can just imagine how amazing this place once was. I recommend, wearing comfy shoes as this is a hilly neighborhood.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank mbellastyle
Reviewed April 22, 2019 via mobile

We took the tram up to Sant Teresa main square. The tram tracks go ON TOP of the old Rio Aqueducts so that was interesting. The neighborhood itself was very empty and sort of gritty. Lots of graffiti on the old buildings but not in...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank L8829ZClaurah
Reviewed March 31, 2019

Our hotel concierge helped plan a walking trip around downtown. We loved it!! We took the metro to Carioca Station and from there walked through the Centro of old Rio, then along Olympic Boulevard to see the murals (we chose not to go to the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank allval
Reviewed March 19, 2019

charming, character area, with many old houses - a taste of old Rio.Just be a little careful, and mindful of who is around you, it's not exactly a very safe area (probably best not to go there alone), and on the bondinho up there kids...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank artangel0
Reviewed February 21, 2019 via mobile

If your pushed for time in Rio, you can easily miss this. Went around lunchtime and was very quiet and very ordinary. Lots of run down old villas and not much else.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank tintinfan2013
Reviewed February 19, 2019

We took the tram to this cute little neighborhood. The views from the tram were great too. The breeze we got, the gentle hum and little bumps almost put us to sleep! The tram station is close to Cinelanda Square Lots of artsy shops, food...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed February 13, 2019

It is very beautiful to walk along Guimaraes, with its bars and restaurants. Very pretty. To walk on steep slopes: a good physical condition is necessary.

Date of experience: February 2019
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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.
...More
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jlabbs
February 12, 2017|
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Response from Joan G | Reviewed this property |
yes it is a wonderful very safe.
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jansyvertsen
August 18, 2016|
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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
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jansyvertsen
August 18, 2016|
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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
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