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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.
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  • Very good40%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Rua Aurea, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20240-210, Brazil
Santa Teresa
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Reviewed 21 March 2017

I loved the vibe of this neighborhood. Full of artsy shops, great restaurants, Santa Teresa offers an authentic feel.

Thank Julie A
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

We live close to Shoreditch in east London - that's up and coming ! Santa Theresa is dreadful - full of semi derelict buildings covered in verbal graffiti . We felt uneasy walking around during the day and certainly would not return in the dark...More

Thank Nathan196
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

This is a nice neighborhood to spend an hour or so, but not much to look at other than graffiti marred buildings and a few artisan shops. The cobblestones streets lend an old world charm, but as others have pointed out, it is surrounded by...More

Thank pfefmeister
Reviewed 2 March 2017

On our last day in Rio we decided to visit here and having been taken to the tram station by our guide this was the way to get to Santa Teresa. The train journey itself was worth the effort - travelling over the aqueduct then...More

Thank ScotsmanEssexUK
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Santa Teresa has become more popular in the recent years and apparently less dangerous, I personally enjoy taking the "bondinho", visiting Parque das Ruinas and going back downtown.. I tried a couple of the restaurants in the area and they weren't that special (I haven't...More

Thank evyboo
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Beautiful place. Graffitti covers a lot of the street walls but it's brilliant and artistic. Our tour guide informed us that the government tried to clear it all but the inhabitants protested against it. It adds culture to the very pretty streets. Old tram lines...More

Thank Hurley18
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Lovely area 20 minutes by bus from the center, you can get the tram but we could not find the stop in the center and it stops at 5pm going back. We went late afternoon, lovely safe area, great coffee shops, bars and boutique shops....More

Thank KevinLondon
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Pool and gin tonic !! Club sandwich ! Wonderful for the week end ! The service is excellent ! The food was amazing ! We really recommend the place !

Thank Patrickva
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Stayed at Casa Dois Irmaos, a lovely B&B in Santa Teresa. Great location with a fantastic view. Accommodation was excellent, run by a brother and sister from Canada who provide a home like atmosphere. They are very familiar with Rio and provide great suggestions and...More

Thank jlabbs
Reviewed 31 January 2017

This is an area that is filled with artists and restaurants. It is as another reviewer has mentioned the Montmartre of Rio, although I suspect that house prices are not that cheap. Still, it's a place, like certain parts of London as well, where the...More

Thank Brian 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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It is not a question, just want to inform travelers that the trolley is running again in Santa Teresa
12 February 2017|
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Response from Joan G | Reviewed this property |
yes it is a wonderful very safe.
Oops, hit the wrong button.....are parks safe? Perhaps a private guide is the answer?
18 August 2016|
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
Considering a hotel in Santa Teresa next month for 3 nights. Sounds like a nice area away from the crowds but does that mean we are bigger targets for thieves? Perhaps it is better to be down near the beaches and try to be in the center of the school of sardines....? I have never been a nervous traveler but my husband is so what is the safest area to base ourselves? We will of course do Sugarloaf and the Christ but also the more natural areas of Rio. Are parks
18 August 2016|
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