Santa Teresa is known as the “bohemian neighborhood” or “Artist Quarter”. I call it “the small village in the middle of big city”
Depending on the weather and other conditions, we’ll start the day going to Corcovado Mountain to visit the Christ Statue. This is for sure one of the main attractions in Rio, because of the unique view of the city, their beaches, lagoon and the rainforest. We can get there by cogwheel train or by car.
During the week we can drive through the largest urban forest in the world, the National Park, where we can walk and observe animals and flora. We can also stop by Dona Marta, where we also have a spectacular view of the city. This is especially interesting for photographers, as here we do not have to share the view with so many other tourists.
On the way back, we visit the “bohemian neighborhood” or “Artist Quarter Santa Teresa”, with your old houses, cobblestone streets, and a very nice old streetcar. I use to call it “the small village in the middle of big city”!
We walk through pubs, restaurants, cafes and we can visit an interesting cultural center, Parque das Ruinas, where we enjoy once again a very special view of Downtown and the Sugarloaf.