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Type: Architecture, Art & Culture, Countryside, Cultural Venues, Day Trips
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- Romantic Things to Do, Things to Do with Kids, Best Attractions & Activities, Tours and Excursions, Family-Friendly Museums, Museums, Attractions near Cruise Port: "Head to Santa Teresa on a sunny Sunday afternoon to catch craft fairs, street samba and a welcome change from the packed beaches of the Zona Sul."
- Best for Romantic Things to Do Because: The cobbled streets and grand mansion houses of Santa Teresa make this a lovely spot exploring, and there are lots of options for romantic dining.
- Best for Things to Do with Kids Because: The little yellow tram that rattles over the cobbled streets is great fun for kids and adults alike.
- Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: This breezy hilltop neighborhood has a small village feel and is home to some of the finest colonial buildings in Rio.
- Best for Tours and Excursions Because: Coming to Santa Teresa is literally a breath of fresh air - mountain breezes temper the tropical heat in this hipster hangout.
- Best for Family-Friendly Museums Because: Santa Teresa is a veritable open-air museum, packed as it is with historic mansion houses.
- Best for Museums Because: With its cobbled streets and old mansions, Santa Teresa is a living museum showcasing Rio's colonial past.
- Best for Attractions near Cruise Port Because: Santa Teresa is home to Rio's most impressive colonial architecture.