Guesthouse Bianca | Bed & Breakfast | Santa Teresa | Rio de Janeiro | Brazil | Santa Teresa

Santa Teresa, or just Santa, as it’s affectionately known by locals, holds a special place in the hearts of Cariocans. The colorful winding streets and stairways, the passings of  Brazil’s last surviving antique wooden trams, the stunning colonial and eclectic mansions, castles and museums, the numerous cafes and restaurants that buzz with music and people at all hours - paint a picture that is unique from any other place. It is not hard to see why charming Santa Teresa is not only considered by most to be the cultural and historical heart of Rio, but is also the favorite of the intellectual and artistic elite.
Nestled on a hillside above just 5 minutes by tram from Rio’s city center and premier party destination in Lapa, Santa Teresa boasts spectacular views and to the sea, bays and mountains.  It also neighbors the hills that are home to the renowned Corcovado and the biggest urban forest in the world - one of the reasons why it often enjoys cooler, fresher air than most of Rio. Santa Teresa is truly a refreshing oasis of charm and culture inside the city center.

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