Things to do in Santa Teresa

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  • Luca M
    New York City, NY531 contributions
    Magnificent.

    I suggest to go with the little train and book online at least the day before to avoid surprises. Do not go with bad weather, it would be a waste.

    The view of Rio is Beautiful and the monument fantastic. I don't give 5 stars because it's not short-breadthening like pyramids of Giza or the Coliseum in Rome, but it's close. :)
    Written 8 May 2022
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  • Sellest
    Bushey, UK4,649 contributions
    Ok, it does get a bit crowded here, so trying to get photos without other tourists in is a bit difficult, but, what a beautiful place. I loved the colours and the overall effect of the tiles. I enjoyed looking at the different tiles and what they depicted and represented and, yes, with a little bit of patience (and I was in no rush - after all I was on holiday) I did manage to get some good photos. If you are in Rio you really can't miss this out.
    Written 28 April 2022
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  • MalinsWorld
    Ko Chang, Thailand48 contributions
    We love the Santa Teresa part of Rio de Janeiro, it's galleries and the good bars and the delicious food. Great for an afternoon in the galleries and the afternoon turning into night with bars and dancing.
    Written 30 November 2021
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  • Trekkieboots
    Dublin, Ireland592 contributions
    After learning the history of this place I thought it so apt that it is now used as a cultural centre. It must have been beautiful in its heyday. Would love to visit when there is something on. The views from the top of the house are spectacular with a different twist on Rio than some of the other sights.

    Free to enter and ramble around. Worth a look if you are in this neighbourhood.
    Written 30 November 2020
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  • Fede F
    Salta, Argentina2 contributions
    Me and my family went to the visitor center by car to get a van for a ride to cristo redentor. There should be a real parking space for visitors! Also, more signs for newcomers should be installed on the road.
    Written 26 February 2019
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  • Grant P
    12 contributions
    I actually didn't pass through here on foot. I took a cable car from the center of the city to a place called Santa Teresa and it was very cool. I walked around the area but I did feel uncomfortable when I came closer to a Favela.... I hope though one day I can visit a favela.

    I went to a restaurant called Explorer Bar, the drinks were amazing.
    Written 17 August 2021
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  • Flitz8-A foodie travels
    Athens, Greece2,756 contributions
    The tram is a lovely way to get to top, I enjoyed the ride up, it does make several stops so disembark at top
    Written 6 December 2020
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  • melanierin
    Worthington, OH85 contributions
    Very nice, diverse art collection in a beautiful setting. Some kid-friendly elements/interactive art. Nice to visit along with Parque das Ruinas.
    Written 3 December 2019
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  • Casa da Escada Colorida
    Rio de Janeiro, RJ8 contributions
    On Selaron Steps, a house full of life: art exhibit, coffee house and courses (cafe.colorido) and shop.
    Written 27 September 2019
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  • pttbw
    Danbury, UK284 contributions
    our local guide suggested a visit as it was one of the few museums open on a Monday. What a surprise! Two floors of interesting paintings and lithographs of local scenes from late 19th and early 20th century and a Picasso! The highlight was a room of lithographs of individual animals... Quite superb.
    Written 23 February 2015
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  • Caroline D
    Atlanta, GA206 contributions
    Admission is R$2 per person. Free on Sundays. This was the home of Benjamin Constant "Founder of the Brazilian Republic." He was also known as a military man, an engineer, and teacher. The Brazilian federal institution in charge of the preservation of national monuments has preserved Benjamin's house, furniture, belongings which can be viewed in this museum. They do not allow you to take pictures inside. There were no other visitors at the time that we went. The person working there gave us a personal tour of museum home. She understood English but only spoke Portuguese to us.
    There is also a nicely shaded walking trail in which you can explore the extensive green area around the house.
    Written 2 April 2013
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