Rio Neighborhood Guide

Santa Teresa

Unparalleled panoramas, a thriving art scene, and historic colonial architecture.

A visit to Santa Teresa will take you back in time – to an older, more romantic Rio de Janeiro. Full of architectural delights left over from the colonial era, Santa Teresa now home to some of the world’s leading street artists.

The boho-chic neighborhood is home to eclectic cafes, colonial architecture and some of the best views you’ll find in all of Brazil. Often likened to Paris’ Montmartre, Santa Teresa never fails to inspire and energize.

Parque das Ruínas

Parque das Ruínas

Originally a mansion that became too decrepit to fully repair, it now houses outdoor concerts and events.

Selarón Steps

Selarón Steps

More than 240 steps paved by Selarón with tiles from all over the world.

Bodinho de Santa Teresa

Bodinho de Santa Teresa

Take a ride on Rio’s last remaining streetcar.

Museu da Chacara do Ceu

Museu da Chacara do Ceu

Features a rich collection of works by Monet, Dali, and Picasso.

Largo do Guimaraes

Largo do Guimaraes

Santa Teresa’s main plaza, full of bars, restaurants and shops.


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