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Address: Rua Riachuelo, 27, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20230-010, Brazil
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The place to be and a mandatory gathering place for the locals and the tourists every afternoon before starting the long nights of Rio. During the summer months, its the place to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

While impassive in the day they are awe inspiring on a weekend night when food and drink stalls spring up and live music plays with people dance with the skill and passion beneath the arches. A police presence ensures the area is completely safe but this isn't a tourist hot spot, tourists stand out. Even as intruders into a local... More 

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Florianopolis, SC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

As I was staying in Santa Teressa these were close to us. In fact we passed them often on the buses that run into the area. They are not exactly a top tourist destination now the trams are out of action, hopefully they will be back running for the Olympics!

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The place to be and a mandatory gathering place for the locals and the tourists every afternoon before starting the long nights of Rio. During the summer months, its the place to be if you want to see some of the multiples samba and dancing shows, and its where most of the people gather before deciding what to do later... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

If you visit Lapa during day hours youll see the great arcs that usually have a trolley on top that take you to Santa Teresa neighborhood. But I really really recomend you to visit on Friday at night time probably after 10pm. If you want to hang out with the locals this is the place. You can drink beer or... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Arcos Da Lapa is a nice place to visit while you're traveling by car. There is nothing around to enjoy the view (a nice cafe place, for example).

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Historic site to visit. Lot of history behind these arches. Just a short skip and hop from the steps of lapa

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Kitimat,B.C.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

The Lapa district is one of the most fun areas I have ever been to ...(and I have beeto a few in my time)!. You MUST go to Rio Scentarium...the place rocks. Good food...good music!!! You will not regret it!!!

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Davis, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Venturing into the Lapa district at first feels very unsafe, its dirty, chaotic, and if you don speak Portuguese difficult to find anything. Having said that its still pretty awesome to see one of the many different sites located within the detract such as the Arches. There is a lot of Graffiti as well so if you have any appreciation... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

In general there is only one bar worth visiting. The streets feel unsafe and there are loads of reports of muggings and attacks despite the meager police presence. Do yourself a favor, take a cab directly to Rio Scenarium and skip the filthy streets lined with homeless, crooks and hookers.

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Toronto
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The Arcos itself is really just a cool photo opp, but the surrounding Lapa neighbourhood is full of great cafes, bars, and restaurants and should be your primary destination for night time activities.

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