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Beauty above Leme

This mural is not on the main tourist strip but on a narrow winding lane heading up the hill. The... read more

Reviewed 19 January 2016
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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I was living right across the street in Lisetonga Hostel, so I was walking along Mural Babilonia... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2015
Brno, Czech Republic
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22 Sep 2017
“Beautiful mural at the beginning of the favela”
19 Jan 2016
“Beauty above Leme”
Mural Babilonia is a mosaic art. In the first phase, constructed between January and June 2014 it covered approximately 140 square meters of previously grey public contention wall that was built by Prefeitura of Rio de Janeiro to protect the nearby...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Ladeira Ari Barroso 15 | Leme, Ao Lado de Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22010-060, Brazil
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Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

My son owns Estudio Vertical a TV studio in Babylonia. And I visit often this great disctrict in the neighborhood of Leme. I saw the local artists make the mural with broken tiles, one by one, and every time I come back and visit it...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 19 January 2016 via mobile

This mural is not on the main tourist strip but on a narrow winding lane heading up the hill. The further you go up the hill the more you realise you are getting away from touristville. It is a strange fact about Rio that the...More

Date of experience: January 2016
1  Thank Albywon
Reviewed 3 June 2015

I was living right across the street in Lisetonga Hostel, so I was walking along Mural Babilonia few times a day and it always lightens the whole surroundings. Juraj, the creator, is still building it, so it will be nicer and nicer :)

Date of experience: April 2015
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Reviewed 30 April 2015

Wonderful mural. I took a quick walk during the morning to see the Mural. It is best seen during the day.

Date of experience: April 2015
Thank David S
Reviewed 25 April 2015

Excellent hostel in the heart of Rio de Janeiro administrated by very sympathic couple. Special place with admirable decoration. No backpacker should miss this place!!!! Recommendation: Ask for local "azulejos" original souvenir! Thanks guys.

Date of experience: April 2015
Thank Marek Z
Reviewed 24 April 2015

Of course it is worth the short but steep climb. Make the walk easier by stopping to look at the walls as you go up, this way you get a rest, don't try to compete with the locals walking up the hill. When you reach...More

Date of experience: April 2015
Thank Ann H
Reviewed 5 March 2015

Have chance to live close (right in Lisetonga hostel) see it and talk to guy who is working on it. (Juraj). What is building slowly there is incredible and interesting, its totally changing atmosphere on the street. Morever its still developing! I recommend to visit...More

Date of experience: February 2015
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Reviewed 30 December 2014 via mobile

What a beautiful work of art! This mural/wall was definitely a labour of love and actually reminded me of the Gaudi mosaic park in Barcelona but of course on a smaller scale. I would put this on your list of sight seeing must's while in...More

1  Thank zuzkaV
Reviewed 26 December 2014

blue and white were the traditional colours o babilonian empire. it is interesting to see this huge blue and white mosaic at the feet of babilonia community in Rio de Janeiro

Date of experience: February 2014
Thank mvq2014
Reviewed 26 December 2014

very nice to see mosaic being made with so much love. several details are very beautiful, but my favourite is the circle of life.

Date of experience: January 2014
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