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Escadaria Selaron

Rua Joaquim Silva, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20241-120, Brazil
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Rua Joaquim Silva, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20241-120, Brazil
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Reviewed 22 December 2016

Been there, done that. Not to many tourists there when we was there, walked up and down, had a beer, looked at people and walked back to the hotel. Impressive work of the artist that did the work.

Thank Kjell-T62
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

We went on an organised tour and spent about 30 minutes there. Was pretty safe but was packed with tourists. The stairs are free to see. The creator of it has recently died so it should remain as it is seen. Worth a visit if...More

Thank Davebrannen8
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

We left this till the last day of our trip, and it was fascinating to see. Th colours and amount of tiles used are outstanding. Most of the tours around Rio don't include this in their itinerary so we ended up taking a taxi ride...More

Thank LPatz92
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

A rare piece of "modern" art worth walking. It would be nice to have police around to increase sense of security. Be prepared to see people smoking pot.

Thank Jose L
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

This is a must ! I went with a mini tour but you can take a taxi on your own and just visit the steps . There is literally so many tiles to see you could spend hours looking at all of them . I...More

Thank jus21
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Make sure you visit these famous tiled steps. It takes 2 minutes of your life and it's certainly worth it! Beautiful steps that link two neighborhoods together. Make sure your get a picture in the iconic spot...

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 11 December 2016

Hard to imagine that the tiles for the Selaron steps were all laid by a single (and single-minded) person. Tiles from around the world, provided by visitors, and all put down by Selaron. Beautiful and interesting!

Thank Gary H
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

A must see in Rio, this should be on everyone's to-do list in Rio! A colourful spectacle. We were warned by a local as we approached the top of the stairs (Santa Teresa) not to walk on any empty streets for safety reasons. So just...More

Thank Lucy T
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

The place is nice, try not to go alone or later in the afternoon, easy to arrive I recommend going with someone else, or s group if possible. No more than 20 minutes to stay there

Thank Juliana H
Reviewed 10 December 2016

This is a great spot in Lapa, the old town of Rio and worth spending some time climbing to the top. If you do make it, head left into old Lapa but as we were warned by locals, don't head down streets that are empty....More

Thank Georgina M
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.