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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

It's a must see in Rio! Looks cool in pictures but even cooler in person and it's much bigger than I imagined. It's not the type of place you gonna spend tons of time in, so it's a good idea to stop by on the...More

Thank GCK76
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very original and pretty. It was actually larger than i expected and really colourful. It isn't ruined by tons of street vendors either but you will have to navigate through tons of people more preoccupied with selfies than just enjoying the moment. Also the neighbourhood...More

Thank Massimo M
Reviewed 4 days ago

Worth visiting if its first time there; there are just a stairs with so colorful mosaic designs: going through it and take a selfie...that's it!!. Not recommended going there by night because it's not the same colorful explosion plus insecurity.

Thank Jorge Luis H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Must see this iconic staircase. Learn the story behind tiler, wonderful. It will make your exploration of the steps much more meaningful. The area is surrounded by arts, crafts and musicians. A mellow vibe but be alert because of the notoriety of the area.

Thank Annikyn M
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a really cool tourist attraction with an interesting story about the artist. He incorporated tiles from many different countries or cities when meeting tourists from those places. Lots of people all the time so be prepared. Really pretty site but not in the...More

Thank TheCanadians800
Reviewed 1 week ago

While the place is very touristy - it is still beautiful. There are always lots of people, but as you climb up the stairs you will see less and less people so it's worth the effort.

Thank ogol17
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a staircase with a lot of colourful tiles representing cities, countries, ... Make time to have a look at all the different ones, you will be pleasantly surprised by how many there are. It can get very busy, which will kind of ruin...More

Thank lancelotd669
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are tiles from all around the world. Situated near the historic center, the Lapa Arches and the Theatro Municipal, half hour here is highly recommended

1  Thank Tariq Q
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quaint attraction that is very crowded but worth a visit if you have time. We walked here from the Carioca Aqueduct. The area seems quite dodgy, but you'll be fine if you stick to where the crowds are.

Thank 966kiev
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited this on my tour with Rio by Bike. It's so impressive how much work went into this, and the final product is beautiful. There are a lot of people taking pictures, but it's not disruptive. Definitely worth seeing.

Thank Nate W
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 Flops75 | 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.

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