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“ceramic tiles”(21 reviews)
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Rua Joaquim Silva, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20241-110, Brazil
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It’s beginning to be one of the most famous landmarks in Rio but at the moment it’s not as busy yet. Beautifully coloured steps only a few minutes walking away from Gloria metro station. The area itself looks quite rough but well worth it!

Thank Nazlee M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yes you really should visit Escadaria Selarón, walk them all the way up to the top and go further into Santa Teresa and enjoy the views and cosyness of the area. The street in front is already a great entrance with the graffiti-art (yes, really...More

Thank Jonathan C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a really beautiful site to visit in Rio and definitely worth doing for anyone who is in the city!

Thank Gunooner
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I never saw this place on any things to do in Rio but saw it on the free walking tour. Amazing work by one man to create something special. Should be promoted more as something unique to rio

Thank Grantwatson777
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s a really cool place, because of its story and being so picturesque became a must when in Rio, but for the same reason it’s too crowded!! If you want a nice picture without making the line, would try and go there first in the...More

Thank sofiuruguay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you go all the way to Rio, don’t leave without visiting the steps. A glorious tribute to the whole world nestled at the foot of Santa Teresa. A staircase made with tiles from all the corners of the earth and there’s no place else,...More

Thank Helen C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These stairs are a really cool thing to see in Rio... as a bonus, there is a lot of street art nearby as well. The stairs go up about 30 flights and have some very unique tiles in them. For the most part, the people...More

Thank schmayla98
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is really a one off and a work of art showing a selection of tiles from around the world. Absolutely beautifully done - I only hope that someone maintains this for future generations to enjoy the work of Jorge Selaron.....

Thank Laurel K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It’s is a shame to have to reiterate what many have said about Rio but you do need to stay aware of your environment. This place in many ways is less publicised than some of the more iconic Rio landmarks but it is a must...More

Thank kane406
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is an Iconic tour in an Iconic zone of RIO it is a must, stay as long as possible, take your time to do the "Scalinada". And feel RIO as really is. You can get there by taxi better because they'll leave you to...More

Thank PhStrad
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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
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.
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.