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Reviewed yesterday

This was beautiful! I absolutely love what these steps stand for. Mr. Selaron put tiles on these steps for free. With his OWN time and effort. As people got ot know about it- they mailed him tiles or brought them with them. He would replace...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jd3sai
Reviewed yesterday

We visited the steps as part of a tour. Because we were there at lunchtime it was very busy with tourists taking photos and crowding the steps. Definitely worth seeing but if you have the option then go earlier in the day when it's probably...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Ros T
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We was taken by our guide here. A bit scary because you are at the very poor end of the city. But with all the tourist around and locals looking at us like we are mad taking pictures of steps decorated in tiles. Great experience...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank JollyRungay
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Could this be another example of one man's labor of love becoming a major attraction for the rest of the world in years to come?! Just as the Rock garden of Chandigarh has become a major tourist attraction in the north of India, what started...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank MaresaG
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It’s very nice place, colourful with many street artists. It became one of the top attractions in Rio so it’s crazy crowded

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank suzulab
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was in Rio many times and had not visited it. What I had missed! It is beautiful to stop to observe the tiles of very different places and origins.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank AlejandroLB
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took some amazing pics even though it was really crowded! I just wish it had a public toilet and more stalls selling souvenirs

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Kauailover21
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Many tourists visit the place. Walls and floors are impressive. Also buildings reflect Brazilian life and atmosphere. Visit and spend time.....

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Oknp
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We saw the steps on a Gray Line half day tour. They are very interesting, but I’m glad we were there with a tour as it’s a bit of a seedy area. We had a very good guide, Christine, she had a huge local knowledge...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Brenda R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful site. Don’t rush your visit there as each tile is unique. Take the time to seek out your favourite tiles. Mine were the Guns n Roses one and the Girl with the Pearl Earring. Go all the way to the top to...More

Date of experience: February 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 Hibby | Reviewed this property |
We went on a Wednesday early afternoon and it was fine.