Point Of Interest
Escadaria Selarón, also known as the 'Selaron Steps', is a set of world-famous steps in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. They are the work of Chilean-born artist Jorge Selarón who claimed it as "my tribute to the Brazilian people".
a month ago
Very unique to this location. The area gets vary crowded so make sure you get there early. Parking around or nearby is also not so convenient. It is best to get here using the public metro network which is pretty good.
Just be careful with your valuables when going around nearby streets.
The steps themselves are very colorful, its a short steep climb but nothing too fascinating except for seeing a representation of many different cultures from around the world on a tile among the many steps.
8 days ago
Nice place a longer then i thought the actually go quite high and the is a nice wall painting of the Brazilian flag at the top. There is also side steps blocks with different designs on the walls on each side of the steps. Definitely worth a stop. Also try to go around 5pm as is the middle of the day there is way to many tourists it will be hard to get a nice picture there.
The steps itself are awesome especially when you understand its history. Too bad the artist was killed and his body was found on the said steps. Now, be careful when going here. The neighborhood is SKETCHY to say the least. If you are traveling alone, make sure there are people around. Also, to beat the crowds go early like around 7am. I'm general, it is worth seeing but be careful.
A must visit place when you are in Rio. You can walk up and down the streets and admire the countless mosaics or you can visit one of the neighborhood bars/restaurants. It's a clearly unique and clearly "Carioca" place. Come here early and prepare to wait to get your photo taken as you will be in the company of many others like you :)
11 days ago
Cool place for tourists. The artwork is quite unique and it's interesting to look at everything as you walk up and down the stairs. While Rio is by no means the safest place on earth, I felt totally safe at the Lapa stairs.