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Santa Teresa

Rua Aurea, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20240-210, Brazil
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This quaint bohemian neighborhood of Rio with colonial buildings and cobblestone streets steep on a hillside overlooking the city is earning the interest of tourists wishing to see an alternate Rio away from the beach scene. Art galleries and restaurants add to the local culture of Santa Teresa.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good39%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“yellow tram” (8 reviews)
“art galleries” (7 reviews)
“artisan shops” (5 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Rua Aurea, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20240-210, Brazil
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"yellow tram"
in 8 reviews
"art galleries"
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"artisan shops"
in 5 reviews
"beautiful neighborhood"
in 5 reviews
"parque das ruinas"
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"interesting area"
in 4 reviews
"narrow streets"
in 8 reviews
"real rio"
in 7 reviews
"walking tour"
in 6 reviews
"selaron steps"
in 5 reviews
"lapa"
in 32 reviews
"bonde"
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"streetcar"
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"graffiti"
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"ruins"
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"bondinho"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Santa Teresa is the name of a neighborhood in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is located on top of the Santa Teresa hill, by the centre of Rio, and is famous for its winding, narrow streets which are a favorite spot for...More

Thank Tassaduqhussain51
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Reviewed May 16, 2018 via mobile

Traditional and aristocratic back in the day and artistic and groovy today, the old tram (now only a couple of stations for tourism) used to dominate the neighborhood. We drove up and around, checked out the graffiti, peered over some lookouts and visited art and...More

Thank Mary T
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Reviewed May 11, 2018 via mobile

Amazing place in Sta Teresa, Rio. Best pizza ever, organic and just delicious. Tres Marias the best. Highly recommended both for the pizzas and the service!

Thank Azza S
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Reviewed April 28, 2018

Santa Theresa offers a different view of Rio and is an excellent break from the beach scene. High in the hills above downtown, the historic neighborhood offers plenty of funky bars, restaurants, and art galleries and also an authentic community feel. Granted the neighborhood is...More

Thank Greenboat88
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Reviewed April 17, 2018 via mobile

Went early April, must have been low season as not such was going on. Nice to have a walk around and it felt very safe. The tram was quite short and you have to buy a return ticket even if only going one way so...More

Thank Zee337
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Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

Went to Santa Teresa to have lunch and then walked down through the neighbourhood. We saw the yellow streetcar and just hopped on. The driver didn't even check for tickets so we got a free ride all the way to the end of the line....More

Thank mj2837
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Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

The tram costs R$20 per person for a ticket which allows you to get on and off at the stops and allows you to travel both directions, both there and back. The track has only 3 stops currently and end at Largo Guilarmaes. There are...More

1  Thank peterlondon91
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Reviewed March 24, 2018 via mobile

We took a tram from down town centre to the top. Lovely ride up winding road with great views and old villas on either side of the road which were beautiful but in great need of restoration except a few. A few nice looking art...More

Thank nakita136
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Reviewed March 20, 2018

Located in the coolest Rio neighbourhood this is a sensational relaxed and super cool place with fabulous staff great food pool and spa I will never stay anywhere else again in Rio

Thank ccaldicott
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Reviewed March 19, 2018 via mobile

A lovely part of Rio it has cool old buildings street art boutique hotels cool little bars and it’s just a really pretty place

Thank reeceyb
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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.
...More
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jlabbs
February 12, 2017|
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Response from Joan G | Reviewed this property |
yes it is a wonderful very safe.
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jansyvertsen
August 18, 2016|
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Response from TerjeHoegberg | Reviewed this property |
In daytime the parks are general safe, but remember to take your precautions. Don't wear expensive things, like jewelery, fancy watches and that kind off stuff and of course not a lot of money. If you happen to be robbed... More
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jansyvertsen
August 18, 2016|
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Response from Nic1920 |
Pousada Casa Aurea is very nice place to stay.You will have to take a taxi to the metro everyday to get in and out of the area. It will be 10 to 30R depending on the metro station. You can take the metro to most places. Get... More
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