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Best things to do in Santa Teresa

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Brazilian Restaurant
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“Tipical brazilian restaurant. "Filé à Oswaldo Aranha" and "bolinhos de bacalhau" are my favorite dishes. I would recomend.”
102 locals recommend
Bike Rental / Bike Share
“Guinle Park was originally a farmhouse acquired by Dr. Eduardo Guinle to build his residence. Today the Guinle mansion is known as the Laranjeiras Palace, the official residence of the governor of the State of Rio de Janeiro. The Park located at the end of Rua Gago Coutinho, has entrance through a beautiful gate that gives access to an area of 24,750 m2 where you can see a small lake, avenues, lawns, trees and tropical plants. Because it is an area of the Governor's residence, the place is very well policed. It is worth to visit this beautiful park.”
69 locals recommend
Middle Eastern Restaurant
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“Must go place in Rio. Famous for its esfihas, is a great spot for a bite in the afternoon.”
83 locals recommend
Establishment
“Museum with a lovely view and 1900's mansion ruins. Visit this venue when walking around Santa Teresa”
64 locals recommend
Bar
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“Come for the bolinhos de bacalhau (fried cod balls) and stay for the music flooding into the streets of Santa Teresa, the city’s bohemian district. ”
79 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Lugar de alto valor historico e cultural, abriga todas as tribos na noite carioca.”
44 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Estrada do Mirante D. Marta É um dos lugares mais visitados do Rio porque de lá se tem uma vista quase total da cidade. | One of the most visited points in Rio giving an almost total view of the city. Como chegar | How to get: Somente de automóvel | Reached by car only.”
44 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Dê preferência ao Trem do Corcovado para visitar o Cristo. Ele é o transporte oficial e torna o passeio mais agradável e interessante. Do Temporada Copacabana a entrada do mesmo, que fica na Rua Cosme Velho 513, pegue o metrô na Estação Cantagalo e desembarque na estação Largo do Machado. Depois pegue o ônibus para o bairro Cosme Velho, que faz integração com o Metrô. Desça do ônibus em frente à Igreja São Judas Tadeu / estação do Trem do Corcovado.”
40 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“One of the most traditional concert halls in the country. Cecilia Meireles was a name that was imposed without any effort on the recognition of his talent and admiration of the country. She died in November 1964. She was a poet of Brazil and dear friend of Carlos Lacerda. It was no wonder, then, that the governor wanted to honor her in some way. The opportunity came when, finally, the property has gained a musical identity and had to give it a name. Lacerda didn´t have to think too much. The room name was Cecilia Meireles Concert Hall. In Lapa, the city center, the room became, over the years, an important space of training and dissemination of concert music in Rio de Janeiro.”
18 locals recommend
Portuguese Restaurant
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“The old Portugal, with wild boar, lamb and cod tiled space, old photos and images of saints.”
55 locals recommend
Beach
“Wonderful View of Botafogo Bay, Sugar Loaf and Flamengo Park (Aterro) / Vista maravilhosa da enseada de Botafogo, Pão de Açúcar e do Aterro (parque) do Flamengo.”
28 locals recommend
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.”
53 locals recommend
Café
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“We are a Café and Deli in Laranjeiras, in the heart of Rio de Janeiro. Since 2008 we serve breakfast, special sandwiches, wines, sweets, lunch and so on. All to the sound of good jazz or bossa nova. Oh, we have a children's area that kids love - and parents too ... We are partygoers and experts at parties and coffee breaks, with tasty sandwiches, quiches, salads, cakes, pies and other delicious things.”
51 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Restaurante italiano na esquina ----- Italian restaurant at the corner of our street”
41 locals recommend
Bar
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“Nice Brazilian-style bar with a great selection of beers and petiscos (appetizers) located on my street”
35 locals recommend
South American Restaurant
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“(21)2507-4840 Specialised in Amazonian and dishes from the north of Brazil.”
53 locals recommend