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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 #125 of 488 Attractions in Rio de Janeiro
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Samba and Merengue til early hours... Very safe, buy all your Caipirinha at the small stalls where you'll make friends and can get advice of which bars will suit your music tastes. Best dancing and music in on the street though. Obviously, don't wear expensive watches etc and attract attention.

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Gramado, RS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Best neighborhood to listen to Samba de Raiz in Rio. Many bars located side-by-side. Carioca da Gema is one of the most traditional ones.

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Bogota, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Full of restaurants, bars, places to dance and street parties this place is a must whet you talk about Rio's night life. I really can't say anymore about it, you have so much places to go that you just have to decide what to do, but it's for sure that you won't get bored. Just pick a place, the best... More

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Santiago, Chile
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Full of people everywhere, starts around 21 but gets really crowded at 2am. Lots of people selling caipirinhas in the street, carne a la parrilla. Bars are expensive but let's you find a place to sit. This place is for all kind of budgets. Just be careful as they say they steal a lot. I went three times and didn't... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

we were at the nearby cathedral and stopped by to see the arches, they are nice but there's not much to do after taking a few pics. I imagine there is an interesting story behind them but we had no tourist guide and didn't look online for info before getting there so maybe we missed out a bit on it's... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

The Arcos are huge and unexpected. I got some really nice shots with shadows since the sun was setting. We were walking and felt safe the entire time. My friend and her husband recommend the night life.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Excellent place for a little brazilian night life! Lots of action and was very safe to go to at night.

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Darwin, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Nightlife is amazing here. Recommend checking out the street parties on the Friday and Saturday if that's your thing. Heaps of cafés, restaurants and bars scattered throughout the streets. If the nightclub scene is not your thing, it's still a great place for dinner and even during the day. The arches and also the tiled steps are also a must... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This is the nightlife area in Rio, pubs bars restaurants and nightclubs. Lapa arches are well known in Rio you can also find the multicolored stairs. You should watch out for the lonely alleys where hookers are and its not safe. On the arches used to be a small tram which is closed now for safety reasons. When they will... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Nice architecture... a must see while in Rio... But, also make sure you visit this place on Friday night! The entire street is a party. Very safe, no issues at all. Vendors everywhere and also performers, dancers etc. Lots of restaurants and bars. Must visit.

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