Escadaria Selarón - Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member The Snowdog
S 22° 54.918 W 043° 10.751
23K E 686738 N 7464700
Quick Description: Escadaria Selarón, also known as the 'Selaron Steps', is a world-famous set of 215 steps - in Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil.
Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date Posted: 10/2/2022 3:42:23 PM
Waymark Code: WM16TFW
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
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Long Description:
Escadaria Selarón, also known as the 'Selaron Steps', is a set of decorated steps in Rio de Janeiro. The tiles decorating the steps are the work of Chilean-born artist Jorge Selarón, who states that it is "my tribute to the Brazilian people".

In 1990, as a side project, Selarón began to renovate the worn stone steps in front of his residence (on the Rua Manoel Camiero) with bits of blue, green, and yellow tiles - the colors of the Brazilian flag. At first the artist scavenged material from construction sites and sold small paintings to fund the work, but as the fame of the project grew tiles were donated by visitors from all over the world. At the time of Selarón's death there were over two thousand tiles in place, stretching over 125 meters and 215 steps.

The Escadaria Selarón consistently ranks as one of the most popular attractions in Rio, and there is always a crowd here. The waymark coordinates are at the bottom of the steps.
number of stairs (minimum 60): 215.00

stair landing (check if yes): yes

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