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Address: Rua Riachuelo, 27, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20230-010, Brazil
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Greta photo opp, stay for the neighbourhood

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

very cool area and great place for a photo opportunity. lively night place full of people, music, and food.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I'd hoped for more from this landmark. The Arcos is a major aqueduct supported by tiers of Roman arches built by slave labor centuries ago to channel water, later used as a bridge for traffic, but which has not been used for traffic for the last several years. Now, you may say to yourself: "Why, that sounds exactly like the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This place is amazing at night. Must go there at night. The vibe and the energy from the people is truly unique. People basically party on the streets of Lapa.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This brilliant white architectural work stood silently, when I visited on a sunny morning. It was built by the hard labour of the slaves in the mid-18th Century, and was used for its primary purpose until the end of the 19th Century. Then, it was used as a tramline until 2011. My private tour guide said, “The tramline supposed to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We were told that every Friday night there's an all night street party at Lapa. We went during the World Cup and it was as if the whole world had descended there to party. Hardly any place to walk but the atmosphere was the greatest I have ever experienced. Started at 10 in the bight and finished at 7 in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

It used to be a landmark of Rio, but not famous in today. It is very close to metropolitan, and escadaria. You can visit all three place in 2 hours or less.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Arcos is a cool site to see in the city in the Lapa neighborhood. The backdrop of the church makes for a cool pick. Take a moment to stop and get a picture on your way to the Selaron Steps.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Arcos da Lapa is great architecture. Nice neighbourhood. People are very friendly here and helpfull.

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Address: Rua Riachuelo, 27, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20230-010, Brazil
Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Centro

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