One of the most picturesque scenes of Rio de Janeiro, Santa Teresa sits high on a hill cut by the tracks of the old electric tram that still runs through the narrow streets of the neighborhood. Full of wide spaces and cultural landscapes that reveal the North, South and Central, ‘Santa’ is taken by houses that are home to workshops, crafts shops, bars and restaurants.
One of the most important buildings is the Convento de Santa Teresa, built in the nineteenth century and which gave its name to the neighborhood. Those who choose to get there on foot, from the Cave, you will have the opportunity to know the most famous staircase in the city – the Selarón, with 215 steps covered with ceramic tiles in green, yellow and blue. The ladder was named after the Chilean artist who signs his work.