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. See Escadaria Selaron and all Rio de Janeiro has to offer by arranging your trip with our Rio de Janeiro trip maker tool .
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  • A space in the multicolored Lapa, ideal for photos, the staircase is much visited by tourists, despite being a dangerous place
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  • I read about this place as touristy and picturesque so we decided to go. We didn't stay long, we went at night; are painted bleachers, quite people around and nothing special.
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  • Tourist spot of the city of Rio de Janeiro, this beautiful work of open-air art made with colorful tiles by Chilean Jorge Selaron really fascinates visitors! Connect Lapa to Santa Teresa. It was full of tourists Sunday morning. Normal. However, be careful when visiting her. Unfortunately, security when moving around leaves to be desired... even during daylight. Urine odor on the streets... of fear take camera or mobile to make a beautiful record...
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  • It was a beautiful exhibit of tile art. There is so much to see. Some of the tiles are so detailed that if you go by to quick you'll miss something. Don't wander too far off of those steps because it starts to get a bit shady. Just be very aware of your surroundings down there so as not to get taken advantage of.
  • A beautiful work of art that symbolizes worldwide unity. A collaboration of people from all over the world donating tiles, throughout time, to a local artist help make this stairway and its borders possible. Not only is it colorful and pleasing for the viewer, but the deeper meaning of unity and togetherness resonates as you walk up the stairs. Tourists looking for tiles representing their nation or state, yet all on the same staircase at the same time highlighting that we are more similar than we are different. Well worth a visit!
  • Excellent tourist spot. Beautiful staircase done in Rio-style. The people can be pretty dense, recommend visiting early morning to avoid the crowds. The homes on the staircase sell beer, cocktails, water, & souvenirs from their patios. Very unique and worth the trek to the neighborhood. There are several good things yo see near the staircase. Very good souvenir shops along the street at the botyom.
  • Beautiful mosaic of tiles. It gets over crowded as it is a popular attraction. Best tip: Go early in the morning, before 10 am, to avoid the tour groups and capture beautiful pictures. See difference in the posted pictures, Morning vs Afternoon.
  • Beautiful work by one man who loved the city so much. It's colorful, interesting, and perfect for some memorable photos. Definitely worth a stop-by. P.S. Many tour guides will say that you shouldn't walk past the halfway point. Heed their advice.
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