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Escadaria Selaron

Rua Joaquim Silva, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20241-120, Brazil
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Private Tour: Santa Teresa and Historic Center with Photo Service
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“jorge selaron” (44 reviews)
“ceramic tiles” (18 reviews)
“lapa area” (22 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
Rua Joaquim Silva, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20241-120, Brazil
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had a fab visit here. Such a beautiful place to be, teeming with atmosphere. A must see on anyone’s Rio trip

Thank Lindsey C
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a huge and unique colorful stair. It is made of colorful ceramic tiles with a unique design. 215 steps, easy to find, close to city center and the pictures are usually awesome.

Thank LeandroFG
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are about 250 steps covered in brightly colored tiles from all over the world, crowded with people taking selfies. The area is run down and the staircase is really the only reason to visit. It's a fun place, unlike anything I've seen anywhere else,...More

Thank AlexFromJerusalem
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Escadaria Selaron early on a Sunday morning and we were the only people there so we managed to get some great photos. Not sure what is it like later on, if busy may not have the same impact

Thank 978Traveller
Reviewed 1 week ago

definitley go see these steps, loads of tourist so go early, the mosiacs and tiles are beautiful, enjoy the area

Thank Dexter N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s impressive to see how dull street steps could be converted into a magnificent piece of art. A tribute to the Brazilian people, the 215 steps of the Convent of Santa Teresa is a gift from Jorge Selarón.

Thank LoveIStanbul365
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Try and go when it is quiet otherwise the stairs are littered with stupid tourists taking a thousand selfies and getting in your way. Beautifully arranged and fun to walk around spotting tiles from your own country :)

Thank Rufio131
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Its beautiful. The way it is build, such diversity. You have to take the stairs :p la vie en rose is my favourite tile :p

Thank plato d
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We was taking a good tour around Rio so as to understand more about Brazilian life and love of food and drink, and part of this walking food tour was to go past the Selarón stairs, where we stopped for around 45-60 minutes. We had...More

Thank peppermint
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this is only an ok thing to do for me, some cool history especially if you have a guide, if you go early in the day you will get much better pictures.

Thank TallSH
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 Jenn B | Reviewed this property |
It will cost you but take a taxi. It isn't in the safest neighborhood and there are not signs to get there.