Retrato Espaço Cultural

Santa Teresa & Lapa

Opened by a photographer in 2017, this new cultural space features a dynamic lineup of still-image and videography exhibitions, film screenings, discussions and photography workshops, and the occasional concert. It lies downhill from most of Santa Teresa on the edge of Glória.

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Nearby Santa Teresa & Lapa attractions

1. Bonde

0.31 MILES

The bonde is the last of the historic streetcars that once crisscrossed the city. Its romantic clatter through the cobbled streets is the archetypal sound…

2. Largo do Guimarães

0.32 MILES

The plaza named after Joaquim Fonseca Guimarães (a local resident whose house became Hotel Santa Teresa, just up the road) now forms the center of…

3. Parque das Ruínas

0.34 MILES

This park contains the ruins – exterior brick walls and a newly built staircase – of the mansion belonging to Brazilian heiress Laurinda Santos Lobo. Her…

5. Museu Chácara do Céu

0.36 MILES

The former mansion of art patron and industrialist Raymundo Ottoni de Castro Maya contains a small but diverse array of modern art, formerly Ottoni's…

6. Museu da República

0.42 MILES

The Museu da República, located in the Palácio do Catete, has been wonderfully restored. Built between 1858 and 1866, and easily distinguished by the…

7. Museu de Folclore Edison Carneiro

0.44 MILES

Created in 1968, this museum is an excellent introduction to Brazilian folk art, particularly that from the Northeast. Its permanent collection comprises…

8. Escadaria Selarón

0.45 MILES

One of Rio's best-loved attractions, the steps leading up from Joaquim Silva became a work of art when Chilean-born artist Jorge Selarón decided to cover…