Escadaria Selaron, Rio de Janeiro

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Admire the colors and shapes of broken glass and ceramics built into Escadaria Selaron, a set of artistically renovated steps straddling Lapa and Santa Teresa neighborhoods. These 215 steps stretched over 125 m (410 ft) feature an explosion of colors built into mosaics by a Chilean-born artist. One of the most charming attractions of Rio de Janeiro, the steps have over 2,000 tiles. The author Jorge Selaron, a painter and sculptor, began the project in 1990 by renovating the dilapidated steps outside his house. Make Escadaria Selaron a part of your Rio de Janeiro vacation plans using our Rio de Janeiro vacation trip planner.
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TripAdvisor
  • At the end of the day this is just a tiled staircase, but it does look great and there is definitely a great atmosphere here. Definitely visit if n the area  more »
  • The collection of tiles from all over the world comes together in a colourful spectacle in the Selaron Steps. Worth a visit for sure, to see the results of the dedicated years of work spent creating t...  more »
  • betten all the attraction that rio dew Janeiro has this is one that show something of the creativity of the Brazilians . i Just think that there is things more impressive to see in Rio. But the stairs...  more »
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  • It's art that attracts tourist - and some remarkable art it is. Even had some 🇸🇪tiles which were super cool to see. The surrounding area was sketchy at best, so don't let the beauty distract all your attention. 📅 Visited March 01 2013 🇸🇪
  • Must see, beautiful monument to Brazil and to the rest of the world (tiles used to create it are from all around the globe). Go early to avoid the rush, as it's great to get a photo sat on the steps, but you could be waiting a long time!
  • It's beautiful looking, and a cool concept with a rich interesting history. But at the end of the day it's just a pretty staircase. The surrounding neighborhood feels a little intimidating if you're a foreigner, and it's a bit out of the way. Good photo opportunities.
  • I have so much love for this place. The quality of work that went into the steps. I respect the person responsible. Lovely and colourful event happening here. It's a must visit for anyone in Brazil. Easy to get here by buses and quite affordable. Wear flag shoes. It's a bit of a walk.
  • Insanely beautiful masterpiece. I think it's underrated. It is in sketchy neighborhood though so best go with a tour