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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  • the staircase is beautiful, too bad that the path made to get her to be very dangerous full of warnings.
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  • One of the recent attractions of the wonderful city, the selaron steps was created by Chilean artist of the same name. It is located between the neighborhoods of Santa Teresa and Lapa. The place is safe and very visited by tourists. The visual of the stairwell is incredible. A must for those who still don't know.
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  • Very cool and colourful staircase. Interesting to discover the tourist spot, take a picture, but it's not a place that makes me want to go again.
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  • Historical, colourful... best time to go there is with a group and a lot of people for safety reasons. Don't go too early and too late. Know more about the place before you go and you will appreciate the place more :)
  • Were an artistic mind settle one great urban point of Rio de Janeiro. With a world wide contribution, the stairs were made beautful with ordinary people contribution. A real gift from Chile, Selaron, the master mind, the visionary and the artist of the stair were born there.
  • Really interesting, and nice place for good pictures (when it's not overcrowded). Just keep in mind that this area is usually not safe, so always be aware of your surroundings.
  • 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!
  • Lovely stairs made from tiles all over the world. It gave me a feeling of world integration in one place . Indians can see tiles from India right at the beginning to the left side of the first step.

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Accommodations in Rio de Janeiro cover as diverse a spectrum as the city itself. At the top end, you can find plenty of luxury hotels along the beaches of Zona Sul, the city's southern zone, which includes the renowned Copacabana and Ipanema beaches. For something to suit a budget, but with good beach access, look around the less crowded neighborhoods of Catele and Flamengo. If you want to stay as centrally as possible, without feeling like you're in a business district, look for lodgings in the colorful, bohemian neighborhood of Santa Teresa.
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