Nestled in the hills of central Rio, Santa Teresa’s windswept Art Deco buildings and mosaicked park spaces are the stomping grounds of artists and bohemians. Santa Teresa makes sweeping statements—unrivaled panoramas of the city below leave onlookers speechless, while the bold murals along its walls bathe the neighborhood in color. Trolley tracks (currently defunct) run through this intimate neighborhood’s cobblestone streets and ambrosial restaurants, adding to its folksy allure and ethereal magnetism.See 535 places to stay Save this neighborhood
High Up and Hard to Get To In The Hills of Rio
Santa Teresa is really the perfect place to stay because you feel like you are in a real neighborhood. It is quiet but very close to the essential things that you need, including a farmers market on the weekends...Santa Teresa proper has incredible restaurants and bars..."
Visited in 2013
Daytime Entertainment In Santa Teresa
Santa Teresa used to be the richest district of Rio - that's why there are wonderful houses from last century, with Portuguese and French architecture. It's also known to be the artistic neighbor of Rio. Indeed, there are always a lot of cultural events organized by the local people."
Santa Teresa: An Artistic Enclave
Our neighbourhood has an awesome vibe, and you will get to know the area and locals quickly."
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Sam Comen is a 32-year-old bon-vivant and LA native who counts Esquire, Details, Rolling Stone, and The Wall Street Journal among his clients. He has been awarded national grants and honors for his long-term portrait essays. On assignment in Rio de Janeiro for 11 days with Airbnb, Sam came to love and admire the city's environment, natural splendor, and the Cariocas' easy-going attitude.