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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 colorful tiles santa teresa lapa area street art worth a visit interesting place selaron steps take your time walk up take pictures chilean artwork tourists tribute neighborhood rio
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Reviewed today via mobile

A highlight of the Rio walking tour these steps are a fun stop. Seleron spent years changing an ordinary city stairway to a colorful tiled achievement. Great spot for photos and to simply take in his artistic achievement.

Thank Michelelabelle
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were told to be very careful in this area due to pickpockets & also not to wander to far up the stairs because it was dangerous. It was very crowded so it was nerve racking making sure no one was trying to stay anything....More

Thank annettep456
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

i was taken here by a friend, well not much to see actually. the place is dirty, and there is nothing particularly nice to see except for lots of dirty tiles. ok some may say that this is street art..... mmhhhh cannot really disagree, but...More

Thank ricky v
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is well worth the stop and we were lucky enough that it wasn't that busy, but if you are interested in a selfie on the 'rio' labelled spot, there is a line. We went past the line to go up and a lot of...More

Thank Teresa H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Dont expect to see a Miracle, they are just Stairs that are covered with colourful Ceramic but they look Beautiful! And you feel the authenticity in them. When you are there, don’t get off track as the neighborhood is not that safe, specially girls taking...More

Thank bosamnoh
Reviewed 1 week ago

this is an incredibly popular place where there are thousands of tiles everywhere from all over the world. Go early, if possible, because later it will be very hard to sit on the steps to take of pictures of yourself with the tiles below that...More

Thank Marion W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My sister and I went to Escadaria Selaron we loved it but my god it’s not organized nor safe whatsoever but it’s great art

Thank Elizabeth D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I loved this place! It was busy with tourists, street vendors, residents etc. You could, for a few minutes, picture life in the lower socioeconomic status neighborhoods...but jazzed up with art and bursts of bright colours. The artists vision is commendable!

Thank virg0gal
Reviewed 1 week ago

What started off as a small decoration of steps ended up being a massive project from tiles from all over the world. Now world famous and to see this colorful work of art was a great experience. Fairly busy and had no problems in taking...More

Thank Eddie R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Escadaria Selarón or Selaron’s steps have times from all over the world. It was fun to look for one from my country. If you go with one of the walking tours, then you get to hear the story. We went twice - at night with...More

Thank Khatulistiwa
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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.