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Escadaria Selaron

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Address: R. Joaquim Silva, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20241-120, Brazil
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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We have never seen anything like this!

What a fascinating work of art in Rio. Absolutely stunning. If you visit Rio, do not leave this our of your plans.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Gary L
Brenham, Tx
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Brenham, Tx
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a fascinating work of art in Rio. Absolutely stunning. If you visit Rio, do not leave this our of your plans.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Be sure to walk up the staircase and not down it to gain the best views, the colours and dedication that this must have taken is breathtaking. Tucked away in the middle of a little dot place. Absolutely well worth the visit, a relative amount of fitness is required as there are an awful amount of steps to climb if... More 

Thank helenfeest
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The Santa Teresa neighborhood is an incredibly beautiful neighborhood located on the heights of the leme neighborhood. It is bohemian with some nice restaurants and fun boutiques. The neighborhood is surrounded by some favelas therefore you should stick to the main roads and not wonder at night. All the stores have a little map they can provide and people are... More 

Thank Emmanuel S
Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is worth a short visit to appreciate the beauty of the tile work. It's sure to be crowded so plan to go early or you'll have lots of people crowding your photos. This is part of the free walking tour of downtown Rio as well, so you can join that tour to see the stairs. Also close to Lapa... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Or guide took us to the Escadaria Selaron which we ere not familiar with and we were thrilled to have visited. This is truly a one of a kind place to see and the story behind it exceptionally strange and sad at the same time. The streets here are very narrow and the area all around the steps incredibly crowded... More 

Thank MikeandBrendaR
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The steps are a bit tucked away down an alley, which is safe in the daytime but not so much at night. The steps are bright and colorful and climb up as high as the eye can see to a favela. Lot's of people taking pictures here, and we were even able to meet a couple of other travelers! The... More 

Thank Phil Y
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited the Selaron Stairs during our Trip in November. It is everything you imagine it to be. We had our picture taken on the stairs by a photographer and this was printed onto a tile. A nice souvenir. The stairs have tiles from all over the world, fun to look for a tile from your own country.

Thank Amashnee S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Attractive and interesting but busy. Great for photos and people watching. The steps are lovely and only 1km from Santa Teresa centre.

Thank Jim R
Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The stairs and the walls are covered with colorful tiles. Just be carefull because are quite desert in some places, giving you a sense of insecurity. from there you can reach the Lapa and Santa Teresa neghborhoods.

Thank Tiago F
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must on the list of atractions, its great fun to climb the steps to loose a few calories ! Its also good fun to look at all the signs, names and designs on these tile. We stumbled on this by accident and was glad we did ! 👏👍😎

Thank bigjoelittlejoe

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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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