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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A bucket list item that turned into an amazing trip when one delved into its history. Selarón was indeed one of a kind and he brought life into a regular alley. It is advisable to engage and support the locals as one goes up the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank kholofelom886
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Must visit if you are in Rio. It gets super busy so go early othwise you have to accept it is busy, and hard to take pictures.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank mtamics
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you really want to see this I would advise to go very early in the day! We went there around lunch time and you only see people everywhere.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank danielacP2927KY
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had to write a review because the Escadaria is listed as the #67 place to visit in Rio. This is wrong! It is a must-see! It won't take too long, but tack it onto your trip to Santa Teresa, Lapa or Downtown. Yes it...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank ValerieD1249
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What’s better than visiting the place where the famous Pharrell and Snoop Dogg Video was filmed? The history about these phenomenal stairs and learning about the specific tiles obtained to create this masterpiece. It was fun to spend time admiring and taking photos. I even...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank lmorrow882
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Impossible to take a single picture even late night, has a great atmosphere but some dodgy people around, be aware!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank prado_carlos
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good idea by the artist Selaron to cover the stairs and the sides of the street with colorful tiles. Great benefits for the neighborhood and many new visitors, who take selfies and might spend some of their vacation money. A must see attraction but not...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank GlobetrottingSwede
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We got an uber from copacabana to miss the crowds, we arrived about 8.30am and there was only about 10 people on the steps. This was great as we could take our time and get plenty of photos without people being everywhere. We even went...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Mancunian99
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So being an artist, I couldn’t WAIT to see these steps. It was included in a waking tour we did, but since we got there around 1300, it was so packed that we could hardly even see the steps. Disappointed, we tried again by getting...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank TheAmandatory
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I really like this place but during high season try to go early in the morning if you want to enjoy it and you don’t wanna be waiting to take pictures in a line.

Date of experience: January 2019
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August 22, 2018|
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Response from sgt_sid16 | Reviewed this property |
did the one you saw happened yesterday (aug 21) around 2pm? asian guy with black shirt, black shorts, and black backpack with a baseball cap? if it was, it's me. if not, then it's worse coz it only means it happen way too... More
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Response from hrs314 | Reviewed this property |
None, but you can take a cab to the base of the steps and view from the street.
July 8, 2016|
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Response from Jim P | Reviewed this property |
We went on a Wednesday early afternoon and it was fine.