Rio de Janeiro - Santa Teresa & Lapa (Chapter)
This is the Santa Teresa & Lapa chapter from Lonely Planet’s Rio de Janiero guidebook.
Bohemian Santa Teresa and Lapa are two rough-and-tumble neighborhoods that have contributed considerably to the city’s artistic and musical heritage. The sounds of impromptu street parties often fill the air, and the annual Portas Abertas event sees dozens of artists open their studios.
- witness the Escadaria Selarón, a moving work of art created by an artist who made the mosaic-covered staircase his life’s work.
- ride the bonde over the Arcos da Lapa and up to village-like Santa Teresa.
- watch sunlight play through the dazzling stained-glass windows at the Catedral Metropolitana.
- restaurants & bars
Coverage includes: Neighborhood Top Five, Explore Santa Teresa & Lapa, Local Life, Getting There & Away, Sights, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Shopping and Sports & Activities.
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