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Escadaria Selaron

Rua Joaquim Silva, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20241-120, Brazil
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“jorge selaron” (43 reviews)
“colorful tiles” (18 reviews)
“lapa area” (22 reviews)
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Rua Joaquim Silva, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20241-120, Brazil
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very cool and colorful flight of stairs which was left as a gift by Chilean-born artist Jorge Selaron, which consists of tiles, mirrors, lots of Brazilian colors, people began brining tiles from all around the world during it´s construction.

Thank Alexmatt80
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

 This is a very place. Colorful tiles displayed on walls and steps. Alot of tiles gave countries on them. Great photo ops here

Thank JCasNYC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved this place and all the colors and art. We had to take a long taxi ride from Copacabanna but worth it. It's in a semi rough part of town so o.k. to go during the day but wouldn't recommend at night. Lots of tourists...More

Thank DianeG2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The place breathes art & creative mood, really interesting & nice, but a bit over crowded((( i would still recommend it to visit

Thank Elenaa633
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We “discovered” this place almost accidentally. It was worth every minute spent there. The stairs look very impressive with tiles donated from all over the world. We’ve never seen anything like this anywhere in the world. Highly recommended!

Thank JoeDec2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place would have been much better if Selaron would have not exagerated by using so many red tiles eveywhere. And this is only because he was a fan of Ferrari. The place is very touristic and it has tiles from all over the world....More

Thank Mikiduta R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A grand mosaic running up a set of steps in Lapa. For me, this is one of my favourite spots in Rio because it is unique and artsy so it makes a perfect photo opportunity. It's also a good spot to just chill and watch...More

Thank SoulFireGypsy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Its mandatory for tourists to get a photo from here (sitting at the stairs) Note: I was there late at night and got some fantastic long eksposure snaps.. btw: how safe it is to go at night I dont know, but it was police present...More

Thank Ragnar U
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interisting to visit this area! Steps of Selaron is one of Rio's visit cards you should see, try to find some ties from your home country =)

Thank Maps108
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very popular these days and when I was there, three musical acts were on (forro, MPB and reggae). A nice party atmosphere.

Thank jamescollenette
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 Flops75 | Reviewed this property |
I went from Copacabana by tube, from Cardeal Arcoverde Station to Carioca Station, and walk a few blocks see the Cathedral and the Lapa Archs.