Explore Santa Teresa
Locals and visitors alike flock to Santa Teresa to sample some of the city’s most unique and daring cuisine, along with some time-tested favourites.
A cultural hub, the neighbourhood encapsulates both scenic parks and cultural institutions that take visitors back to a by-gone era of 1920’s Brazilian aristocracy.
The neighbourhood’s Old-World heritage has amalgamated with a vibrant bohemian lifestyle due to an influx of artist and musician residents whose ateliers can be explored.
Vila Santa Teresa is closely associated with the Instituto Marques de Salamanca (IMDS), who have been working for over 20 years with the communities of Santa Teresa and Três Rios to provide more opportunities to underprivileged communities.