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Escadaria Selaron

Rua Joaquim Silva, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20241-120, Brazil
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Rua Joaquim Silva, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20241-120, Brazil
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Its mandatory for tourists to get a photo from here (sitting at the stairs) Note: I was there late at night and got some fantastic long eksposure snaps.. btw: how safe it is to go at night I dont know, but it was police present...More

Thank Ragnar U
Reviewed 4 days ago

Very interisting to visit this area! Steps of Selaron is one of Rio's visit cards you should see, try to find some ties from your home country =)

Thank Maps108
Reviewed 4 days ago

Very popular these days and when I was there, three musical acts were on (forro, MPB and reggae). A nice party atmosphere.

Thank jamescollenette
Reviewed 6 days ago

These were steep steps with many paintings and painted tiles from all over the world beautifully done, and seen as you descend /or ascend. It is a must see.

Thank Errol B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is beautiful! Murals lined the streets of the little shops and the tiled the stairs are breathtaking! This place is so iconic! Be a little cautious and the surrounding neighborhood because it's supposedly pretty dangerous although I was there during the day and...More

Thank Rachel L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were amazed how many different tiles we saw at Escadaria Selaron, from the most unthinkable corners of the world. It is clear evidence that Chilean-born artist Jorge Selaron didn’t leave anyone untouched. His commitment to his project was both admirable and touching right up...More

Thank Bruce H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

a wonderful place with a great atmosphere ! photos of all the places around the world , wonderful steps , i am recommending to everyone to go there !!

Thank יקיר י
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went with husband as part of our tour. Lots of tiles broken & dirty steps which you walk up. Spoke to other people on the tour who felt the same. Plenty of other interesting places to go instead of this. Sorry but hype for no...More

Thank Carol U
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of people told us it was just stairs! No, it's art! The stairs are nice, pretty, well done and we can imagine there was a lot of work involved. I was personally worried about the comments concerning lack of safety. We were positively surprised...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Didn't get what all the fuss is about, just basic tiles made in the last decade. I think you can spend your tome better in Rio.

Thank Soturkey
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.
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Margaret H
5 September 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.
8 July 2016|
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Response from Jim P | Reviewed this property |
We went on a Wednesday early afternoon and it was fine.
15 November 2015|
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Response from Flops75 | Reviewed this property |
I went from Copacabana by tube, from Cardeal Arcoverde Station to Carioca Station, and walk a few blocks see the Cathedral and the Lapa Archs.