- Type: Neighborhood/Area
- Time to Spend: 2 hours to Half Day
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This hilly bohemian district boasts an eclectic array of art and architecture. Strolling along Santa Teresa's cobblestone streets, you'll be enchanted by sidewalk mosaics, palatial mansions, and artsy galleries. Conveniently situated just southwest of Lapa, this neighborhood offers traditional Brazilian restaurants, bars, and craft stores.
Recent vacationers praise their stay in Santa Teresa and highlight its vibrant art scene. One TripAdvisor user comments, "One word of caution: It's very hilly, so be prepared to embark on an exercise regime every time you leave or return to your hotel!" Visitors recommend hopping on the Bonde de Santa Teresa, a free trolley that transports passengers across the old neighborhood. Unfortunately, after a tragic accident in August 2011, the trolley has not been in operation. The trolley is set to be running again towards the end of 2012.