Santa Teresa is as famous for its artistic endeavours as it is the iconic bonde (tram) that once rattled its way along the tracks that are etched into the cobbled streets. A world away from the Rio of Ipanema and Leblon, the locals' pride in their community is as strong as the bohemian atmosphere that you cannot fail to notice while strolling the tree-lined streets.
All of which makes the one weekend a year when they welcome 'outsiders' en masse the perfect opportunity to check out some of the workshops as well as having a good nose at the beautiful houses. Art, gastronomy and music all come together, with the likes of Pedro Grapiuna and Espirito Santa welcoming the visitors, but we have picked five of the best artists worth looking out for on the official route.
Rua Paulo Matos 46, Santa Teresa
- drawing and painting
Rua Felícia dos Santos 3, Santa Teresa
Rua do Oriente 414, Santa Teresa
Delfina Renck Reis
Travessa do Oriente 16b, Santa Teresa
- painting, toys and papier machê
Thaïs de Siervi
Rua Murtinho Nobre 33/201