Santa Teresa is a popular neighborhood in Rio that borders with Lapa. Being located on a hill, Santa Teresa presents stunning Panoramic view of the city. Santa Teresa is a quaint area with narrow streets and steep hills which has gradually transformed into a hub for artists of all sorts.
Places to must visit in Santa Teresa
Centro Cultural Municipal Parque das Ruínas: located in a small park next to Museu da Chácara do Céu, it is an old mansion with free entry. The view and wind at the top of the mansion make it an ideal place for those seeking calmness. Concerts or events are held in rhe park o few nights and afternoons.
Museu da Chacara do Ceu: the former mansion of Raymundo Ottoni de Castro Maia, He was an art collector and industrialist. This place has been turned into a museum showcasing works by Matisse, Jean Metzinger, Eliseu Visconti, Di Cavalcanti, and Candido Portinari. Books, furniture and Brazilian maps dating from the 17th and 18th centuries are displayed too.
Largo dos Guimaraes: hub of bohemian Santa Teresa with many bars, restaurants and a street theater.
Santa Teresa Tram: Popular tourist activity in Santa Teresa. The Tram crosses the old Carioca Aqueduct, goes through picturesque streets of the Santa Teresa neighbourhood and wonderful views of the city downhill.
How to get to Santa Teresa ?
Santa Teresa can be reached by Yellow Tram which cost by R$20,00. These yellow trams are a tourist attraction.
Bus can be taken from Lapa – Gomes Freire Street , bus no. 006 or 007 or you can take taxi or uber