Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
NileGuide Expert tip:
You'll want to have your camera handy to take pictures of the impressive street art in Santa Teresa, but keep it out of sight when you're not using it, and don't dilly dally on deserted streets
Santa Teresa is widely acknowledged as the artistic heart of Rio de Janeiro, and vistors on a walking tour of this picturesque neighborhood can see some impressive artworks without ever entering a gallery. The streets of Santa Teresa are colorfully decorated by local teams of street artists (to class this as grafitti would be doing a great disservice to those responsible) and it's well worth taking the time to stop and look at the bright designs - many have a story to tell or social message to put across.