Through the hills, the Rodrigo Freitas logoon, Corcovado and Leblon beach can easily be reached by car. Santa Teresa itself overlooks Rio de Janeiro, giving an unobstructed view of the Sugar Loaf.
Santa Teresa is bursting with bona fide Brazilian vitality. Here, one finds an exciting scene of galleries, museums, restaurants, and bars that seems perfectly at home within the neighborhood’s narrow and winding streets.
While Santa Teresa’s cultural and commercial offerings are enough to captivate any guest—thanks in no small part to the Christ the Redeemer statue on the neighborhood’s southern border—the central business district and the historical center are a short ride away on the postcard-perfect yellow “Bonde de Santa Teresa” tram.