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Arcos Da Lapa

Rua Riachuelo, 27, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20230-010, Brazil (Centro)
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Ranked #106 of 335 Attractions in Rio de Janeiro
Type: Architectural Buildings, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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Manor, Texas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

These arches are famous, and pretty cool. But other than a photo op, there really isn't much to do at this place during the day. They aren't located in a particularly safe part of town either, so I wouldn't linger too long at this location. The Selaron Steps & Cathedral are super close to here, so if you want to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

amazing atmosphere, go here for cocktails, beers and street food at night. Chat to the locals if you can speak the language or just soak up what's going on around you. Don't miss this place if you visit Rio, I'm not 100% sure what real brazil is considered to be but this can't be far away

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Alice Springs, Australia
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73 reviews 73 reviews
53 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

If you just want to enjoy the arc you might want to come here in the morning. Else it's going to be happening place at night and weekend.

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South Florida, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This is not a good area to go alone. If you go, take a taxi and make sure they leave you in front of them. If you do that, you'll be okay, and can walk from there to escalera selaron, which is very pretty. I made the mistake of taking the metro and walking to Lapa, I was told "it... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Went there on Saturday evening. Plenty of great street food and Caipirinhas. People are very nice. Lots of places with life music. Worth to try.

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Miami, Florida
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Went on a Sunday morning. Very quiet and calm. The area is pretty much dead at that time. You really get a sense of how the city grows up and out of the area when in the plaza seeing all the different landmarks of the Central section of Rio. Great for architectural walking.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Went to the Arcs a couple of times, because of the area and what that has to deliver. I wouldn't say they were a monument. I agree with a number of reviews lots of shifty looking characters and it smells of urine EVERYWHERE. You have to go when in Rio, but go on a Sunday when there's the local food... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Center of nightlife. Avoid Copacabana and come here. Sadly the bonde is no longer running to Santa Teresa, but hopefully soon.

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Winter Haven, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The Arcos seems simple, but being in Rio, it's wonderful. Night time with the bands, people and music, I'm sure it's livelier. We happened to passed by before we went to the depart Rio, so not much scene. Nevertheless, still a recommended place to go.

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Melbourne, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

It's really big Friday and Sat nights - starts late. Like if you don't show up until 10pm then you only missed one or two bands. it was 10$R up to 30$R for entrance to places with samba bands - but then you are not hounded for drinks constantly. And the mixed drinks were very strong. I like Carioca de... More 

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