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Santa Teresa

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Address: Rua Aurea, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20240-210, Brazil
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No

This quaint bohemian neighborhood of Rio with colonial buildings and...

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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Santa Teresa has many point of interest and it is a recommended place to visit mainly during the daytime as at night it can be a bit tricky. Great Escaleras de Salaron, tram, wall... read more

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Santa Teresa has many point of interest and it is a recommended place to visit mainly during the daytime as at night it can be a bit tricky. Great Escaleras de Salaron, tram, wall murals and restaurants. Very good place to visit

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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We enjoyed an entire morning in this area and worth seeing when in Rio. One thing though, even at that time, I'm not sure how safe the area is when off the beaten path. We were approached by three youths, somewhat intimidating, I suppose the word would be, whom spoke rapid Portuguese but luckily we were with a local who... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I would very much recommend you to have a long walk through the streets of this neighbourhood. Enjoy all the scenery, the colors, the views from the top and much more. A place to go during the daytime.

Thank Eivind S
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

I really enjoyed our visit to Santa Teresa. The colors are amazing, it is quiet, peaceful but the art makes large noises.

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South America
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Stayed here for a weekend and we loved it, artisans, good restaurants, and reasonably priced, many nice pousadas close to The sambodrome etc.

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Mainz, Germany
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Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

We stayed at the nice and affordable Mama shelter hotel. Nice bars and restaurants were in walking distance. We never used a but and reached all interesting locations by foot. We always felt very safe. Lot of bars have a life music in the evening's.

Thank Schliephake
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Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

This is really a nice district with great views, nice houses and really cozy bars and restaurant. It was on of our favorite parts of rio (we saw: ipanem, leblon, centro, copacabana)

Thank Julian G
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Reviewed 28 March 2017

Beautiful neighborhood , surprising destination with small boutique hotels and restaurants, need to spend time there away from the creasy beach side.

Thank Stephane M
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 March 2017

Take the tram up to Santa Teresa, and get lost in the small street full of amazing street art and wonderful views of the city!

Thank BiaLaSfidaDellaMagia
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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

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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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