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Escadaria Selaron

Rua Joaquim Silva, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20241-110, Brazil
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“jorge selaron” (45 reviews)
“ceramic tiles” (20 reviews)
“lapa area” (22 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
Rua Joaquim Silva, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20241-110, Brazil
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The colourful steps and ambiance are a welcome delight in the rather drab environment. Take the tram to Sta Teresa and walk backwards to Lapa, you find spectacular views and descent the cheerfully decorated steps. They will take your eyes off the sad historic houses...More

Thank LaohuPenang
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Wow what a beautiful and creative concept. Lovely tale to it too. Lots of curio shops around the area.

Thank Kumpat
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rather amazing what one man could do, tiles from all over the world put together to create an artwork, no many come across

Thank Shaniel S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You will find a lot of tiles from all over. Some tips go. As early as possible as it gets packed with people. Do not go late afternoon. The area is not desirable you will find a lot of homeless people. Stick to main streets...More

Thank vincenzo a
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have a moment in Rios, this spot is well worth a visit. There are 100's of tiles to make it worth while for all tastes. Tiles of all kinds...interesting, cool, cheesy, beautiful,arty,ugly, etc,etc. I visited the spot with a tour guide but there...More

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Probably one of the highlights of my Rio visit was the Escadaria Selarón. The beautiful stairs scale all the way up to the base of a favela (get there early and don’t go there past 3/4pm) and show the artful timing of a Chilean artist....More

Thank Claire E
Reviewed 1 week ago

One can't go to Rio without going to the Selaron Stairs and taking in their beauty and artfulness. GO early to take in the beauty without the crowd. Stand at the bottom and look up and take a deep breathe, close your eyes and you...More

Thank Artsylena
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very busy but still very special You need to que for a nice photo but it is worthy wait...head up and reach santa teresa guimares little square to feel uniqe spirit of santa teresa narrow structure and if You climb even higher you get to...More

Thank Kamil K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A mosaic built across a grand staircase, this is a living art installation- the Chilean artist has collected tiles from all over the world and continues to build into it. Fantastic! Also has a very civilised queue at the bottom for those looking for the...More

Thank Emad N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed it, it’s v Brazilian eg lots of colour, fun, bright and plenty of photo ops. It was busy when we went but not massively so. My top tip would be to get dropped off at the top of the stairs, then in the...More

Thank Tim D
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.
9 July 2016|
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Response from Jim P | Reviewed this property |
We went on a Wednesday early afternoon and it was fine.
16 November 2015|
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Response from Jenn B | Reviewed this property |
It will cost you but take a taxi. It isn't in the safest neighborhood and there are not signs to get there.