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Atelier Chamego Bonzolandia
Type: Art & Culture, Family Friendly, Free Attractions, Local Picks, Public Spaces
A little off Santa Teresa's main eating, drinking and shopping strip, this quirky outdoor art studio is well worth seeking out. At Atelier Chamego Bonzolandia (or just Bonzolandia), local artist... Read More
A little off Santa Teresa's main eating, drinking and shopping strip, this quirky outdoor art studio is well worth seeking out. At Atelier Chamego Bonzolandia (or just Bonzolandia), local artist Getulio Damado and his son Victor upcycle trash into distinctive works of art from their self-built studio modelled on Santa Teresa's famous yellow street cars. Across the street, tethered to the outside wall of Santa Teresa's only supermarket, a replica bonde (trolley) complete with seats, steering wheels and bells invites children (and the occasional selfie-taking adult) to climb aboard. During Carnival and other major parties, the replica tram takes to the road with delighted children aboard it, but the rest of the time it provides a great photo opportunity and a worthy distraction for younger visitors while grown ups take a look at the colorful sculptures and paintings.
Rua Leopoldo Fróis
Rio de Janeiro, 20241-330
- Things to Do with Kids: "Many, but not all, of the works here are for sale - be sure to give a fair price as the family are very active in holding free community events for local families."
- Best for Things to Do with Kids Because: Kids jump at the chance to jump aboard the replica bonde, and the colorful art works are popular with adults and kids alike