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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” (6 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Rua Aurea, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20240-210, Brazil
Santa Teresa
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"yellow tram"
in 8 reviews
"art galleries"
in 6 reviews
"cobbled streets"
in 6 reviews
"artisan shops"
in 5 reviews
"parque das ruinas"
in 9 reviews
"beautiful neighborhood"
in 5 reviews
"interesting area"
in 4 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"
in 8 reviews
"hilly"
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"graffiti"
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"taxi"
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"ruins"
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 21 March 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

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Reviewed 20 March 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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Reviewed 18 March 2018

We went to visit this area by taking a bus then climbing the stairs to the to and on to the Para de Ruins where you get and incredible view. We had planned to get the tram down but there is a charge now of...More

Thank Ruth S
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

We took the tram which is a great way to go. We had a guide so she was able to point out the various points of interest. We walked for a bit, there are a number of beautiful local artisan shops and local restaurants, where...More

Thank jackie075
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

I gave a top rating because of the art that went into creating this tiled steps and walls in the area. Our guide told us to stay together, keep phones, iPads in our bags, and watch for thieves. So sad that this wonderful place is...More

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Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

We walked around this area. There are a few art stores mostly made in China items. This area is full of nice little restaurants. We took the yellow tram as well which was a nice experience

Thank vincenzo a
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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
13 February 2017|
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Response from Joan G | Reviewed this property |
yes it is a wonderful very safe.
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jansyvertsen
19 August 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
19 August 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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