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

This was included in the guided tour I booked. To be honest I was unsure what this was but glad we stopped here. The tour guide explained the step and how long it took to construct. It was very busy as it is a very...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 361stephenv
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Well worth a visit when in Rio, the steps go up a fairly steep hill buts it's worth the climb if you are able to do so. It does get fairly busy around the spot where people like to take photos but there appears to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank DannyT90125
Reviewed 2 days ago

Artist collected and was sent tiles from all over the world and incorporated into an alley way stair case. History of government efforts to destroy and refusal to support maintenance is also very interesting

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sheri R
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

You might visit Rio to see Sugar Loaf and Christ the Redeemer but you will remember these steps for a long time as well. I expected something colourful and touristy. It was colourful but I was really captivated by the cheery atmosphere on the steps....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank briancQ6189CQ
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Wish we went really early, to avoid crowds. It is fantastic, lots of opportunity for photos. Ideal to both take large view and then really spend time looking at all the tile details. Can combine with aqueduct, tram ride, check out Lapa, or Santa Teresa.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Truegrid
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Escadaria is definitely worth a visit. Get a caipirinha at the bottom and take your time climbing up the stairs admiring the different tiles. You’ll most likely find one from places you’ve been to, know or even your country.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank BMCinCTG
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the area with our group. The stairs are very colorful with many different tiles from all over the world. It's very crowded near the bottom with everyone taking pictures.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ramadama
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If this type of street art is your thing then by all means make it part of your wish list, but we did it as part of our day tour which is a good way to see it. I thought the area wasn't the most...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank GlobeTrotters4001
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On visiting Rio for the first time in May, the Selaron steps were on our must see list. On visiting the steps, the area was extremely busy but is a vibrant, colourful area full of atmosphere, artists and lots of things to see. The steps...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank DizzyBlonde23
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

215 steps and surrounding walls covered by tiles collected by Jorge Selaron. Tiles from all over the world and probably from your hometown. Some painted by himself. Definitely worth the walk.

Date of experience: November 2018
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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 Jim P | Reviewed this property |
We went on a Wednesday early afternoon and it was fine.