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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  • Together with my guide Lully de Río Alternative Tours we visited the Escadaria Selaron an emblematic place of Rio de Janeiro, we were lucky to find it with few people and be able to enjoy it!
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  • Area that has staircases that guarantee a good click and a look at the art with its vivid colors and environment that highlight another face of this city rich in detail.
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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!
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