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Sightseeing and landmarks in Santa Teresa

Art museums

Art Museum
“The museum has a very peaceful garden to relax and enjoy the view. The garden is connected to another touristic spot, parque das ruínas.”
  • 54 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Casa Museu, com obras de artistas brasileiros e estrangeiros. Também um ótimo lugar para tomar café da manhã.”
  • 4 locals recommend

History museums

Art Museum
“The museum has a very peaceful garden to relax and enjoy the view. The garden is connected to another touristic spot, parque das ruínas.”
  • 54 locals recommend
History Museum
“HERE IS THE TRAIN STATION THAT WILL TAKE TO THE TOP OF THE CORCOVADO STATUE. BEFORE TO GO, IS GOOD TO BUY YOUR TICKET ONLINE IN ADVANCED CHOOSING DAY AND TIME. WEBSITE: www.tremdocorcovado.com.br ”
  • 12 locals recommend

Scenic lookouts

Scenic Lookout
“Arguably the best views of the city. Much less crowded than sugarloaf or corcovado. Really worth it. ”
  • 50 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
  • 2 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“Bar simpático, com música do vivo- samba e choro, na rua São Manuel, bem pertinho do apartamento. Outros bares e restaurantes rua Nelson Mandela (rua do metrô)”
  • 1 local recommends

Historic sites

Monument / Landmark
“The monument overlooking Rio de Janeiro have beyond breathtaking views. It is considered one of the seven new wonders of the world. There are three ways to get to it. You can take a train, van or hike. The train is the most famous and traditional way. The train will take you through Atlantic Forest almost to the top of the Corcovado Mountain. Make sure to have you camera ready and look to the right when the train is almost in the top. I suggest to pick a beautiful sunny day, so you don't miss any of the spectaculars views. ”
  • 641 locals recommend
Train
“The view from the top of the mountain where the statue of Christ donated by the French is awesome. Must go!”
  • 232 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Eyecatcher, Staircase wich conects Lapa and Santa Teresa, fuly decorate with tiles from all over the world, made by Selarón an Artist from Chile who lived close by. He made out of the Staircase his life Work of Art.”
  • 189 locals recommend
Historic Site
“A nive belvedere intalled on the ruins of an old magnificent mansion.. with a 360 degrees wonderful view.”
  • 150 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Ruy Barbosa de Oliveira (November 5, 1849 – March 1, 1923) was a Brazilian polymath, diplomat, writer, jurist, and politician. Born in Salvador da Bahia, he was a federal representative, senator, Minister of Finance and diplomat. For his distinguished participation in the 2nd Hague Conference, he earned the nickname "Eagle of the Hague". He ran unsuccessfully for the Presidency of Brazil in 1910, 1914 and in 1919. Ruy Barbosa gave his first public speech for the abolition of slavery when he was 19. For the rest of his life he remained an uncompromising defender of civil liberties. Slavery in Brazil was finally abolished by the Lei Áurea ("Golden Law") in 1888. Part of Barbosa's legacy to history is that he authorised, as minister of finance on December 14, 1890, the destruction of most government records relating to slavery.[1] The avowed reason for this destruction, which took several years to be enacted and was followed by his successors, was to erase the "stain" of slavery on Brazilian history.[2] However, historians today agree that Barbosa aimed to impede any possible indemnization of the former slave-owners for this liberation.[2] Indeed, eleven days after the abolition of slavery, a law project was deposed at the Chamber, proposing some indemnization to the slave owners.[2] Barbosa's liberal ideas were influential in drafting of the first republican constitution. He was a supporter of fiat money, as opposed to a gold standard, in Brazil. During his term as finance secretary, he implemented far-reaching reforms of Brazil's financial regime, instituting a vigorously expansionist monetary policy. The result was chaos and instability: the so-called fiat experiment resulted in the bubble of encilhamento, a dismal politic-economic failure. Due to his controversial role during it, in the following administration of Floriano Peixoto, he was forced into exile until Floriano's term ended. Years later, after his return he was elected as a Senator. He headed the Brazilian delegation to the 2nd Hague Conference and was brilliant in its deliberations. As candidate of the Civilian Party in the presidential election of 1910, Barbosa waged one of the most memorable campaigns in Brazilian politics. He was not successful and lost to Marshal Hermes da Fonseca. He ran again in the elections of 1914 and 1919, both times losing to the government candidate. During World War I, he played a key role among those who advocated the Allied cause, arguing that Brazil should be more involved in the war. Barbosa died in Petrópolis, near Rio de Janeiro in 1923.[3] Museu-casa (ou casa-museu) é um tipo de museu que, abrigado num imóvel que serviu como casa de alguém, busca preservar a forma original, os objetos e o ambiente em que viveu aquela pessoa ou grupo de pessoas. Assim, conjuga a arquitetura, a museografia e a coleção para criar um cenário histórico, oferecendo uma perspectiva de um estilo de vida. Em 1997, durante a conferência "Living History. Historic House Museums", no Palazzo Spinola, em Gênova, representantes de museus-casas de diversos países iniciaram um movimento para criar, no âmbito do International Council of Museums,um comitê especialmente dedicado a esta categoria de instituição. No ano seguinte, o ICOM criou o Demhist (Comitê Internacional para Museus-Casas Históricas). (Wikipedia)”
  • 31 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Beautiful park and museum at Santa teresa. The park also has a very active cultural program!”
  • 29 locals recommend
Plaza
“Santa Teresa é um bairro especial no centro do Rio. No alto da montanha, todo em paralelepípedo, cheio de ateliês, casas preservadas desde a época do império e muitas preciosidades. É um bairro muito agradável que você não pode sair do Rio sem conhecer. Vou falar agora sobre o Largo dos Guimarães, um trecho cheio de restaurantes e bares. Depois vem o Adega do Pimenta, um restaurante de comida alemã, que confesso que nunca comi lá. 😦 Mas já ouvi falar bem. Se alguém for, me conta como é. Então tem o Bar do Arnaudo que eu adoro. A comida é nordestina. Vem muita quantidade e é uma delícia. Marcô é o próximo restaurante da rua. Já comi massa lá uma vez, muito gostoso. Mas o prato famoso mesmo é a feijoada. Neste trecho, o último restaurante é o Sobrenatural, de frutos do mar. Também nunca comi, mas dizem que é uma delícia. Depois no próximo trecho da rua tem dois restaurantes de comida nordestina. O Portella e o Café do Alto. Já comi no portela, é um esquema mais petisco. E o Café é para tapioca e coisas mais leves, pelo que sei.  Um pouquinho mais pra lá da rua tem o Bar do Mineiro. Um boteco no famoso estilo carioca beber-cerveja-em-pe-na-rua pedindo uns petisquinhos. Recomendo. Fora isso, andando por ali o clima é muito bom, com alguns ateliês e lojinhas de souvenir. ”
  • 19 locals recommend

Libraries

Library
  • 1 local recommends
Library
  • 1 local recommends
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