Escadaria Selarón is a set of steps in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, that has gained fame over the years. They are a set of steps that Chilean born artist Jorge Selarón decorated, they are situated outside of his home. He decorated the steps with tiles, most of them are green, yellow and blue which are the colours of Brazil. It took him 23 years to complete the whole set of stairs (1990-2013). Selarón has claimed the renovation of the steps as his “Tribute to the Brazilian people”.
The steps are situated near the centre of the city, they are a 15-20 minute walk from the central train station. The 010, 101, 102, 104, 238, 384, 386, 409 and 433 buses all stop close by to the steps.
Opening Times and Admission
You can visit the steps for free at any time of any day, although it is best to visit in daylight hours.