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Escadaria Selarón

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Why locals love it

This staircase was all created by a single artist, over years of daily work. It's covered up in tiles that came from all over the world. The artist lived by the staircase and made it as a love declaration to the city of Rio de Janeiro.

Why you should visit it

It's a great place for taking pictures! You can spend hours going up and down the stairs, in awe by this delicate artwork. Also, this place isn't very known by foreigners, so many people come to Rio and never discover it.

Special tip

You can make a personalized tile with your own photo at the staircase

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Fun place to go and meet other interesting travelers
Ryan
Traveller
February 21, 2018
Where is it exactly?
Simon
Traveller
November 11, 2016
Forget that just seen below
Simon
Traveller
November 11, 2016
Simon, Besides the map, I also give you a special tip: the staircase is between two famous neighbors in Rio: Santa Tereza and Lapa. You can access the staircase from anyone of them. If you're going from Santa Tereza, it's a bit more difficult to find it. Ask where is the staircase (in Portuguese, it's called Escadaria Selarón) or the Santa Teresa Nunnery (the staircase is next to the nunnery). If you're going from Lapa, you can ask where is the staircase. Or just find the street Teotônio Regadas and walk until the end of it.
Francisco
Local Ambassador
November 16, 2016
  • Escadaria Selarón

    R. Manuel Carneiro (R. Joaquim Silva), Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil
    Rio de Janeiro

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