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Atelier Chamego Bonzolandia
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. Many, but not all, are for sale - be sure to give a fair price as the family are very active in holding free community events for local families.
Rua Leopoldo Fróis
Rio de Janeiro, 20241-330
- Best Shopping, Christmas Shopping: "There are no set opening hours, but there's usually somebody at the studio during daylight hours, weather permitting"
- Recommended as Best Shopping Because: This colorful street studio is a sightseeing destination as well as a shopping opportunity
- Best for Christmas Shopping Because: For quirky Christmas gifts with a real local flavor, this outdoor art studio is just the ticket.