Bohemian Santa Teresa Tour
The most picturesque district of Rio is with no doubt Santa Teresa, located on a hill facing the city center with gorgeous views of the Guanabara Bay it was once in the XIX century the most exclusive area of Rio, full of beautiful great villas with gardens and cobble stoned streets. In the early XX Century It has faced a degradation and abandon period with the most wealthy residents moving out to beach neighborhoods of Copacabana and Ipanema, then Santa Teresa started a revival by first housing many local artists like painters, sculptors, visual artists, writers, musicians, intellectuals in general in the search of more affordable and centrally located housing, that in the 60s 70s and 80s have shaped the new face of the area turning it into a lovely bohemian district.
In the late 90s many European expats and Brazilian investors have bought and turned many old and dilapidated villa houses into guesthouses, bed and breakfasts, and boutique hotels along with cozy and good restaurants. Nowadays this particular area has a great laid back artsy atmosphere with still the look of a quiet small countryside village.
During the visit we’ll meet a local artist visit his/her atelier and get acquainted about his/her work. The visit also covers the famous and colorful ceramic staircase, which connects Santa Teresa and Lapa and where you can inspect the works of the artist Jorge Selaron creator of the decorated steps.
- Public transportation use
- Walking tour of Santa Teresa
- Stop at a beautiful lookout point for the views.
- Visit of a local atelier and meeting with a visual artist
- Stop by a charming café (consumption not included)
- Meals and Drinks
- Personal Expenses
This tour can be done privately or with a mixed international group with a fixed meeting point.