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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.

Monument / Landmark
“It's a wonder of the world and worth your time! Make sure to book tickets on the "Trem do Corcovado" online ahead of time. ”
622 locals recommend
Japanese Restaurant
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“Lapa is the New Orleans of Rio, in part due to its historic colonial buildings — in other part due to its samba-centric streets! Come here from 9pm onward and you'll find unrivaled street parties, the Carioca Aqueduct and the famous Escadaria Selaró. ”
346 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“All the best Brazilian brands including Havaianas, Villa Romana, Hering, Taco, Cantão, Maria Filó, Saraiva, Lojas Americanas”
129 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Tiles from everywhere. Try to find the tile from your city while walking by the stairs. Best to visit in the morning, but it’s safe to visit on weekends night as well.”
180 locals recommend
Outdoor Sculpture
“This is one of the main touristic attractions in the neighborhood, you've got to check this out! ”
203 locals recommend
Train
“The view from the top of the mountain where the statue of Christ donated by the French is awesome. Must go!”
230 locals recommend
Historic Site
“A nive belvedere intalled on the ruins of an old magnificent mansion.. with a 360 degrees wonderful view.”
153 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“A young, vibrant nightclub with a bar & pool tables, plus a dance floor with live samba & sertanejo. lapa40graus.com.br”
147 locals recommend
Plaza
“some bars around, but the action takes place outside and free (streets and square)”
168 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great restaurant in Santa Teresa. I strongly recommend the "pastel de feijão". It can get very crowded.”
165 locals recommend
Brazilian Restaurant
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“I recommend for the view. It is astonishing. Try to go during the day, right before sunset.”
144 locals recommend
Bar
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“Gema means "egg yolk" in Brazilian Portuguese, and the Carioca or Rio native is hence the "yolk" of the Rio de Janeiro egg. Carioca da Gema is a smaller and more intimate club and was one of the first Samba Dance Clubs to open in Lapa.”
124 locals recommend
Churrascaria
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“This is the classic Brazilian “Rodizio”. The quality of the meat is fantastic, and it is a “all you can eat” type of restaurant. The view of the bay is very beautiful.”
105 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Best place in town for concert. Check out the website to see which concert is happening while you are in town!”
108 locals recommend
Establishment
“Shopping offering large variety of stores, restaurant and an amazing view of the Sugar Loaf and the Baia de Guanabara from the last floor (walking distance from the flat)”
111 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Hosting famous local talent as well as international acts. Don't miss this iconic venue.”
67 locals recommend