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 places to stay Save this neighborhood
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Santa Teresa: An Artistic Enclave
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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.