Santa Teresa


Casa Manga is located in Rio’s historic Santa Teresa, a vibrant neighborhood of artists, museums, cafés, restaurants, and bars. Once a sleepy colonial suburb, hilly Santa Teresa long ago became Rio’s principal bohemian district, and today is home to a mix of artists, professionals, and middle and working class people. Sitting high above the city, Santa Teresa runs a few degrees cooler than the rest of Rio. Food is available at a market 5 minutes away by bus, and a weekly produce bus offers fresh eggs, fruits, and vegetables just around the corner. Nearby Largo do Guimarães (ten minutes by bus or streetcar) has eateries, bars, artisan shops, and a cinema. On weekend evenings, Largo das Neves fills with families enjoying street food and, often, live music. From the five-star Hotel Santa Teresa to local favorite Bar de Marcó, Santa Teresa is among the most diverse neighborhoods in Rio.  It’s also very centrally located, allowing you to drop down into various parts of the city. From the Villa’s front gate, buses, streetcars, and taxis can take you downtown in twenty minutes. It’s about a half-hour drive downhill to Ipanema Beach or uphill to Corcovado mountain with its famous Christ the Redeemer statue. Maracanã soccer stadium - site of 2014 World Cup matches - is about twenty minutes away by taxi. (Travel times can be considerably longer at peak traffic hours.) 

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