Rio de Janeiro - Santa Teresa & Lapa (PDF Chapter)

Rio de Janeiro - Santa Teresa & Lapa (PDF Chapter)

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This is the Santa Teresa & Lapa chapter from Lonely Planet’s Rio de Janeiro guidebook.

Icons of bohemian Rio, Santa Teresa and Lapa are two rough-and-tumble neighborhoods that have contributed considerably to the city’s artistic and musical heritage. On a hill overlooking the city, Santa Teresa has an impressive collection of 19th-century mansions set along winding lanes.

  • photograph the mosaic-covered Escadaria Selarón by Chilean-born Jorge Selarón, who made this moving creation his life’s work.
  • maps
  • ride the tram over the Arcos do Lapa and up to village-like Santa Teresa
  • transport
  • watch sunlight play through the Catedral Metropolitana’s dazzling stained-glass win-dows
  • restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: Sights, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Shopping, Sports & Activities.

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