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Stunning artwork!

We visited the steps on a cloudy friday afternoon and was happy it wasn't too busy! We walked up and down the steps taking pictures of all the amazing artwork. To take a classic... read more

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited the steps on a cloudy friday afternoon and was happy it wasn't too busy! We walked up and down the steps taking pictures of all the amazing artwork. To take a classic steps picture, go to the top of the steps - it's much quieter!

Thank ByNoelle
San Jose
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a piece of creative artwork, I would visit there to see all tiles from the world in one place. It's a stairway full of tiles from all over the world. The stairs takes 5 minutes to go up and down wihtout stepping without people around. But it's impossible, so do budget 30 minutes to give yourself enough time... More 

Thank Geminican
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Selarón steps is one of the most precious places in Rio's downtown. Tiles from various places in Brazil and the world decorates this work of art. However, recently it became not a very safe place for solo travelers, it is highly recommended to go with a group.

Thank Thaíssa M
Kansas City
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed all of the variety of tiles highlighting areas around the world. The colors and intricacies of the placement of the tiles are amazing. It is definitely a tourist attraction as the steps were covered with people, but everyone we encountered were friendly and seemed happy. I didn't climb to the top, but what I saw sticks in my... More 

Thank RondaKansasCity
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Ok, its just stairs but its the most colourful stairs you will ever see I think. No entrance fee is also nice for a change.

Thank Roxanne S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Do you like crazy art? Then it is for you. It is very interesting. The stairs are full if tiles from all over the world. It is a 30 minutes visit max going the stairs up and coming down. Just be careful as it is not the safest place.

Thank MyFavoritesPlaces
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I visited the Escadaria Selaron on a weekday and was lucky there weren't many visitors to obstruct my view and pictures. This is an amazing piece of art had 2000 tiles from 60 counties. There were 215 steps so I recommend you take your time to view all the tiles. This is a masterpiece you don't want to miss when... More 

Thank Le L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I loved the area. The steps were stunning and the Lapa area is great for nightlife and drinks. Highly recommended

Thank Emma C
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As one of the must see things to do, we easily found the Lapa steps after a five minute walk from the metro. This place seems to be always mobbed full of people so it sometimes feels like a military operation to get a photo quickly without ten other people being in it. It's a really cool place though and... More 

Thank Maxine M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing place is the escadaria Selaram in Lapa Rio de Janeiro Brazil,most the famous musicians and international actors and actresses had been visiting 😍🙏🏻❤️🇧🇷🇧🇷.

Thank Edilene P

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