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Arcos Da Lapa

Address: Rua Riachuelo, 27, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20230-010, Brazil (Centro)
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Ranked #98 of 313 Attractions in Rio de Janeiro
Type: Architectural Buildings, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Pacific Pines, Australia
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

The Lapa arcs are an ingenious architecture design and worth a photograph. Unfortunately due to an accident, the trams are not riding on top of the arcs anymore. The area surrounding the arcs did not look safe so extra care needs to be taken when visiting this place.

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Edson, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Pretty to look at, but not much else. Escadaria Selaron is close by, as well Catedral de São Sebastião. Some cafés too...

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

If you want the real Brazilian party, samba dance and people shouting out songs, this place you must go. It's amazing and you can have a real look of the Brazilian party. Definitely must go!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The street party in front of the arcades of Lapa was the best experience in Rio ever!!! Amazing carioca bands (with many people and lots of instruments) playing samba or other kinds beautiful brazilian music, people coming over and joining the party, dancing and drinking! You can get beers and very nice caipirnhas from the street vendors that appear out... More 

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Northampton
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

As others have said, this is just a short walk from the Seleron Steps, so if you have made the journey thus far you may as well take a look. However, do not go out of your way to make the effort to view the arches and note that the surrounding area is down at heel so take good care.... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This Visit was just a brief one but the experience was awesome and great i just love the area and what i saw there

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Warsaw, Warszawa, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

It's worth to visit Arcos at night, eat grill, drink cheap, strong-as-hell caipirinhas, observe what develops spontaneously with Cariocas and then follow to samba club (there are always cheaper than most-recommended venues, mind it!). Real Rio night life. Don't be too afraid, it's quite safe there (well, people drink alcohol, and there are crowds, so same rules as night-out in... More 

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Bratislava, Bratislava, Slovakia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

sometimes less experienced toursits getrobbed here. We saw a lot of that kind of actoingoing on there. Police was present,but some tourists are just too novice. It was so sad to see them fall, but it was almost as if they were asking for it. just be cautios please.

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Orlando, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

It's one of Rio's attractions but it just didn't make it for me. You can see the archs and get your picture but there wasn't anything too interesting about them. Escadaria Selaron is really close at walking distance from here. This other attraction is a must!

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Manor, Texas
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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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