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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 yesterday via mobile

Came here and was blown away by the beautiful mosaic work put into these stairs. There is an interesting story about the artist but I won't spoil it for you. Ask someone if they know when in Rio. There are tiles from all over the...More

Thank Feyne J
Reviewed 6 days ago

We recommend visiting this monument during the off season to enjoy it without hundreds of people taking selfies!! :) It's in the rough part of the city, but well worth the trip!

Thank Maurice E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was part of a tour i booked from the Hotel. Interesting to see but i believe Best when you have a guide explaining you story of the place.

Thank Thibaut T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very busy, if you want your photo taken sitting on steps, you might have to wait a while. Tip: go a few flights up where no one or very few is waiting.

Thank stuartbowman
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

At the end of the day this is just a tiled staircase, but it does look great and there is definitely a great atmosphere here. Definitely visit if n the area

Thank mystic100
Reviewed 1 week ago

The collection of tiles from all over the world comes together in a colourful spectacle in the Selaron Steps. Worth a visit for sure, to see the results of the dedicated years of work spent creating the steps.

Thank Beatrice T
Reviewed 1 week ago

betten all the attraction that rio dew Janeiro has this is one that show something of the creativity of the Brazilians . i Just think that there is things more impressive to see in Rio. But the stairs are very colorful

Thank franzim680
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Selaron, a political refugee / sculptor / artist from Chile, spent over 20 years making these stairs and surrounding artwork. Folks contributed tiles from around the world. Very Rio. One of our favorite sites.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting story behind this. A local man decided to decorate the steps outside his place and from there it became his life work and now it's a big popular tourist attraction. I visited close to midday and it was pretty busy. You would be best...More

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Escadaria is a must see in Rio. Its very colourful and beautiful. It is made up of thousand of tiles from around the world. We went early morning and it was very quiet. Recommend that you perhaps ask the taxi driver to wait whilst...More

Thank Thanya79
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
Wheelchair Access
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.
what is the best day of the week to visit the stairs?
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.
What's the best way to travel to the Selaron steps from Copacabana Beach?
16 November 2015|
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Response from Florencia C | 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.