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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.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good39%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“yellow tram” (7 reviews)
“art galleries” (6 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Rua Aurea, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20240-210, Brazil
Santa Teresa
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Reviewed 27 April 2017

I would very much recommend you to have a long walk through the streets of this neighbourhood. Enjoy all the scenery, the colors, the views from the top and much more. A place to go during the daytime.

1  Thank Eivind S
Reviewed 18 April 2017

I really enjoyed our visit to Santa Teresa. The colors are amazing, it is quiet, peaceful but the art makes large noises.

Thank CandiceHsu
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Stayed here for a weekend and we loved it, artisans, good restaurants, and reasonably priced, many nice pousadas close to The sambodrome etc.

Thank Grantedwards358
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

We stayed at the nice and affordable Mama shelter hotel. Nice bars and restaurants were in walking distance. We never used a but and reached all interesting locations by foot. We always felt very safe. Lot of bars have a life music in the evening's.

Thank Schliephake
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

This is really a nice district with great views, nice houses and really cozy bars and restaurant. It was on of our favorite parts of rio (we saw: ipanem, leblon, centro, copacabana)

Thank Julian G
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Beautiful neighborhood , surprising destination with small boutique hotels and restaurants, need to spend time there away from the creasy beach side.

Thank Stephane M
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Take the tram up to Santa Teresa, and get lost in the small street full of amazing street art and wonderful views of the city!

Thank BiaLaSfidaDellaMagia
Reviewed 21 March 2017

I loved the vibe of this neighborhood. Full of artsy shops, great restaurants, Santa Teresa offers an authentic feel.

Thank Julie A
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

We live close to Shoreditch in east London - that's up and coming ! Santa Theresa is dreadful - full of semi derelict buildings covered in verbal graffiti . We felt uneasy walking around during the day and certainly would not return in the dark...More

1  Thank Nathan196
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

This is a nice neighborhood to spend an hour or so, but not much to look at other than graffiti marred buildings and a few artisan shops. The cobblestones streets lend an old world charm, but as others have pointed out, it is surrounded by...More

Thank pfefmeister
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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12 February 2017|
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Response from Joan G | Reviewed this property |
yes it is a wonderful very safe.
18 August 2016|
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
18 August 2016|
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