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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 6 November 2016 via mobile

The colourful selaron steps are a must see and classic photo from Rio. They are right by the Arches of Lapa, the streets of which become lively on a Friday night - a fun local night out!

Thank AL11NDS
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Tiles, tiles, tiles, all over the long staircase - from all-over the world. You don't have to climb all the way up to get the idea....

Thank michael d
Reviewed 5 November 2016

Quite a long stairway in lower class area. A life's work was spent tiling the sides with coloured tiles from all over the world, predominently red. There in a tiled vista of Rio, and even one of Princess Diana. Shame it is not quite complete,...More

Thank MadDocNI
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

This is a good idea to go, its fun looking at the stairs as a whole artistic piece as well as to concentrate on details - tiles representing your country, or even your town... I loved the tiled with love, children or pregnant women most....More

Thank 23elina
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Very happy stairs decorated by a Chilean artist. He tried to mix the Brazilian and Chilean flag colours in a long stairs. It is a very nice place to visit and take a pic on it. There are some restaurants that serve Brazilian food just...More

Thank Rodrigo C
Reviewed 3 November 2016

I love this place! It's such a colorful place and super close to the Lapa arches. There is no need to spend tons of time here, but it's definitely worth a visit.

Thank Linsay S
Reviewed 3 November 2016

You don't need to spend much time here, so you can visit in the middle of the day. There is a lovely man who can take a photo of you and have it printed on a tile- a great souvenir and keepsake. He was also...More

Thank Jessica F
Reviewed 3 November 2016

If you like ceramics or tiles, this is a must place visit. See tiles which people, from all over the world, sent the artist to help him complete his work. Sadly he was killed before he could complete this but there is no doubt that...More

Thank PimlicoPeteC
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

The steps are beautiful & free. Be sure to allow time to look at all of them & walk to the top, about an hour.

Thank Martina C
Reviewed 2 November 2016

It's a great achievement, not really a 'must do' if you do not have a lot of time to spend in Rio, but if you do, enjoy a walk after (lots of steps, be warned) up into the Santa Theresa area, and end the walk...More

Thank Giovanni G
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.