R. Joaquim Silva, S/N - Centro, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 20241-110, Brazil
The Escadaria Seleron in RioThis amazing "Ode to the Brazilian People" created by Chilean artist Selaron is located in the center of Rio de Janiero. We were told that this neighborhood was a bit rough and that proved correct. Our hotel provided us with a driver who promptly locked the doors to the car as soon as we got out, but the experience was still worth it. Selaron was out sitting on the steps for a while and we talked with him a bit about his work, although his English was about as limited as my Spanish. He has a studio in his home which is located just off the stairs as well which showcases his interesting art. If you are in Rio de Janiero this is a must see. You got to pull away from the beaches and tourist spots to get a glimpse of real Rio in a Favela and see this one of a kind piece of art.
about 5 years ago
Famous Stairs in Rio
Visiting the Escadaria Selaron was a highlight of my travels in Rio de Janeiro and meeting the late artist behind the project is a memory I'll cherish forever. Plus it connects two of my favorite neighborhoods in Rio: Lapa and Santa Theresa!