Escadaria Selaron, Rio de Janeiro

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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4.3/5 based on 5,000+ reviews on the web
See the world-renowned steps made by the Chilean-born artist Jorge Selarón at Escadaria Selaron. Beginning in 1990, the artist started renovating deteriorated steps in front of the house he lived in. What began as a project secondary to his passion of painting soon became the artist’s obsession. Explore the 125 m (410 ft) long stairs with each step being different than the other, covered in tiles, ceramics and mirrors. Selarón lived in poor conditions, but spent all the money he had earned by selling the paintings to continue his work. Vowing that his work won’t be finished until he dies, after 23 years his body was found on the steps. The area worth exploring, it is easily reachable by public transportation. Make Escadaria Selaron a part of your Rio de Janeiro vacation plans using our Rio de Janeiro vacation trip planner.
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  • It is classic river but not to much. Picturesque to take three pictures and continue circling by Lapa.
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  • Worth going to meet, since it is a place quite different. Art on tile is very pretty, and only this, is the neighborhood itself is kind of scary. We were very afraid of burglary despite being full of tourists at the site. That's because we're here and we need public transport taxi would be tighter still. I don't think back
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  • Well tell them q no me I didn't like its surroundings, there are enough people in Street and smells like urine, is enough service and I was about to give me back and continue my walk. Good reach to the point and take me photos it is recommended, but should be careful with their personal things.
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  • These beautifully decorated stairs are well worth a visit. There are many unique tiles with themes from all over the world, so take your time to look at a few of them. It is quite crowded with tourists. Although it may sound more strenuous, you should walk it up (starting from the beach side), rather than down to see the tiles better.
  • It's actually a really nice place. Old neigborhood full of life. Night life around here is also an option. Take a look at the steps that Jorge Selaron created and then stop by a bar to have some food and drink. You will not be disapointed.
  • Amazing street art/intervention from late "intuitive" Chilean born Selarón, who, after some love trauma (there is always a pregnant black women on his paintings) began tilling (and retilling) this staircase with whatever he scrapped. The Gaudì-esque staircase was set to one "Hulk" movie and tons of videos, such as Snoopie Dog and Rihana.
  • There are not enough words to describe the sheer scale of this incredible staircase. I was flooded with emotion at the small and large scenes depicted. Such a treasure, and such an honor to visit. The vibe at the staircase was very inclusive.
  • Joyous, colorful, peaceful at night! It's a Rio must do must see. Great artist with great contritions from all around the world...
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