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Selaron Stairs (Escadaria Selarón)

Escadaria Selarón is Portuguese for “Selaron Stairs“, also known as the Steps of Santa Teresa. The Selaron Stairs are named after the Chilean artist Jorge Selarón, who started Continue reading


Are you looking for a real market experience while you are staying in Rio de Janeiro? Then check out the SAARA market in downtown – short for Sociedade de Amigos das Adjacências from Rua da Alfândega. At the hectic streets of SAARA you’ll find everything from Continue reading

Projeto Morrinho

Projeto Morrinho – Mini Favela Tour

Favela tours in Rio de Janeiro are becoming more and more popular among tourists but nothing can beat this Mini Favela Tour at Projeto Morrinho. Yes, that’s right, a tour to a favela that is only 450m2 small and built out of bricks with lots of love for detail. Projeto Morrinho portrays the everyday life in a favela, that’s why this mini favela is more than Continue reading

Christ the Redeemer

Christ the Redeemer

If you come to Rio de Janeiro, you have to visit the Christ Statue  known as Christ the Redeemer. It’s probably the most photographed sight the city has to offer. Each year, more than 2 million visitors pay their respect to the monument. If you, too, want to enjoy the panoramic view from the top of Corcovado hill, there are several ways to do so. Just remember that it’s no longer possible to simply take a cab. The official ways are: Continue reading