Free tour

Free Tour in Santa Teresa and Selarón Staircase

Duration: 3h
Languages: English, Spanish
Guru: Thiago
Registered on December 24, 2022

I´m graduated in History and Tour Guide certificate in Cadastur. I have visited more than 40 countries, and has traveled almost all over Brazil. I love to meet new people and cultures. I love to tell the story of my city and the people who lived here and contributed to transform Rio into one of the most beautiful cities in the world. I will show you the Rio de Janeiro that goes beyond the natural beauty, we will discover the buildings, streets and squares, through the history of the town and the characters who lived here.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

In small groups, we'll take you on a tour of the Santa Teresa neighborhood, which is perched on a hilltop with wonderful bars, shops, and views of the city of Rio de Janeiro. 

We will reach the neighborhood on the famous Santa Teresa cable car. We will pass over the Arcos da Lapa, run all the way from the gondola to the end and get off at Largo dos Guimarães.

From there we will continue on foot passing through bars, restaurants and shops and graffiti to Parque das Ruinas.

We will then go down the Santa Teresa hill, until we reach the Selarón Staircase, built by the artist Jorge Selarón, famous for containing more than 200 steps with more than 2,000 tiles from more than 60 countries. We go to the staircase for photos and get to know a little bit about the life of your builder.

To pick up the Santa Teresa hill you have to buy a ticket that costs R$ 20,00 (twenty reais)

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  • Meeting point:
    Praça Floriano, 7 - Centro, Rio de Ja...
    Praça Floriano, 7 - Centro, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 20031-050, Brazil
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    We will meet in front of Starbucks at Cinelandia Square

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Agostina 23 Jul 2024

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Travelled in family - Jul 2024
Gracias thiago! fue un tour excelente y muy informativo. Nos gusto mucho el recorrido.
Francesca 12 Jul 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jul 2024
Il tour è stato molto bello e ha di gran lunga superato le nostre aspettative. Thiago è una guida molto preparata, simpatica e aperta al dialogo. Santa Teresa è un quartiere meraviglioso e girarlo a piedi, entrando in negozietti locali e assaggiando prodotti tipici, lo rende ancora più speciale. Il miglior tour che potessimo desiderare!
Marcela 11 Jul 2024

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Travelled in family - Jul 2024
Realmente excelente experiencia, Thiago hizo un recorrido fabuloso, muy agradable y bien informado. Quedamos felices con el tour.
Solenne 23 Jun 2024
Buenos Aires

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Travelled alone - Jun 2024
100% recomendado! Thiago fue un guía increíble, súper profesional y preparado (es guía oficial de turismo), y compartió todo su conocimiento durante el recorrido y muchas anécdotas. Estaba sola en el tour e igualmente se tomó todo el tiempo para cada etapa. Habla a la perfección español e inglés. El tour en sí es muy interesante y el tranvía muy divertido. No lo duden, la van a pasar genial!
lucia 22 Jun 2024
Buenos Aires

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
Estamos encantadas con Thiago! Nos compartió un montón de información y nos gustó mucho el tour, además de hacerlo en español ya que solo estábamos dos :) muy recomendable!!
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour requires the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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