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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$70 BOOK WITH VIATOR Full Day in Rio: Christ the Redeemer, Sugarloaf, Maracana and Selaron with Lunch
Duration: 8 hours
Escadaria Selaron reviews
Beautiful tiles lots of historic photos on tiles haha the stairs on the streets this neighborhood is lots of good bars and restaurants as well near lapa in centro more »
One man's dream, brings the world together.States, countries cities from all over the world have contributed tiles to this remarkable area. It is a neighborhood, people living ,working raising... more »
This is an interesting place to visit where you can take some iconic pictures. An important recommendation is to get there early in the morning. Later on the place will be crowded and some best places for pictures are privatized for some local “photographers” so you can’t even use some sections of the stairs. Even though people make long lines waiting for their turn. I also recommend to start on the top of the stairs and then going down stairs. Be careful with your cellphone and belongings in the surroundings.
It's awesome to be here in this colorful steps. Most of the visitors are coming from the neighboring countries . All speak Portuguese sometimes Spanish. I wondered i didn´t hear English speaking tourists at this time. I was amused and amazed by this work of art! And the children loved to make it as a playground ;-) We came after 3 pm. so the Stairs started to become full of visitors posing here and there and every one is very busy taking pictures. We started to walk from the topmost of the stairs so it was not to difficult for us just to go downstairs. If you look the stairs from above going downstairs...they look normal and unpainted also destructed. But if you climb going upward then they are filled with colorful tiles and very attractive. You can see them in my pictures. But to come and see them personally is the most interesting part of it!
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