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“jorge selaron”(50 reviews)
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Rua Joaquim Silva, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20241-110, Brazil
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All reviews jorge selaron ceramic tiles lapa area brazilian flag santa teresa tiled stairs street art interesting place worth a visit selaron steps take your time walk up taking pictures chilean colorful artwork tourists
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Reviewed today via mobile

Very touristy but still worth a visit. Colourful and great to take pictures. The area has its own charm different from rest of Rio. Also known as the 'Selaron Steps', is a set of world-famous colourfully tiles steps in Rio de Janeiro. They are the...More

Thank arvind1000
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We came about 3pm and it was busy. I think you just have to accept that it’s busy all the time unless you go really early? Personally I don’t see the point in doing that, the amount of people make a good atmosphere. Also I’m...More

Thank Alex D
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I have been here several times, but most recently with my mom. This was her first time to Brasil and she wanted to see Rio. We took a weekend trip here, and she loved the steps. She spent over an hour looking for different tiles...More

Thank Amy J
Reviewed 6 days ago

The different tiles give a wide picture of all the people who have passed through here.we loved the stairs.

Thank Joseph S
Reviewed 6 days ago

The steps are fantastic to see and the story of their creation is even more spectacular. This is a must see in Rio

Thank Arlene S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'd recommend this place as one of the places you have to go to if you're in Rio. It's a popular tourist destination, though - so beware of petty theft!

Thank Penny O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on a rainy Tuesday thinking it would be a little less crowded. We were wrong. But it was too be expected. These are beautiful and I think a must see while in Rio. The only cost is the cab ride, which was 30...More

Thank carly_gaucher
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is community art at its best. From a thoughtfully conceived idea, this set of steps provides a mix of individual tiles to montages and a thoughtful polemic on favelas. Talk a slow and thoughtful walk up the steps looking at the eclectic nature of...More

Thank Nastame
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The staircase is long and very very busy - full of tourists. It is interesting and there are a few photo opportunities but there is nothing to do there once you have walked up and back down again

Thank TangerineB
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoyed my visit to escadaria selaron. The history of it and to look at all the tiles is so interesting. If you’re in Rio you really should see the stairs and maybe you discover tiles from your country

Thank Esther S
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UkCharlee
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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Margaret H
September 5, 2016|
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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.
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KimC5
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.
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