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Address: Rua Riachuelo, 27, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20230-010, Brazil
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$2,540*
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Great Nightlife

We went to Rio 9 years ago, and had a couple of nights out at Lapa. The first night was great students dancing the samba and people generally enjoying themselves. The second night... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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Darlington, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Initially Rio de Janeiro was surrounded by swamps and fresh water had to be carried manually from streams quite a distance into the city. In 1602 there were plans to build canals, but ultimately these were unsuccessful and an alternative means to transport fresh water was sought. !n 1723 Indios and African slaves worked to build the Carioca Aqueduct aka... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I went visit the Arcos da Lapa during the day . The Arcos are a work of enganharia incredible, but not has much to offer. The charm of Lapa is during the night, but take care.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We went to Rio 9 years ago, and had a couple of nights out at Lapa. The first night was great students dancing the samba and people generally enjoying themselves. The second night was more seedy but still ok.

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Cape Canaveral, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

ok let me start of that my experience of the area, was slightly different as I visited during world cup fever, the aches were located just around the corner from the hostel I was staying at. The atmosphere was fantastic, really incredible and I think this was a major contributing factor in my enjoyment, the bars around Lapa, were heaving... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

forget about going here unless you have a gun for protection. I went there during Carnaval 2015. I stepped out of the cab and 5 min later someone tried to rob us. I grabbed and threw him. Then we walked down the street and a gang followed us. So we went into several diff stores where they followed us all... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I believe this area may have fallen victim to the disease that tends to afflict many so called 'bohemian' areas around the world, i.e., what was once an interesting alternative neighbourhood gets hyped up causing it to be infiltrated by every loser and red-neck wanting to appear cool to their friends. This in turn drives the real bohemians elsewhere and... More 

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Macapá
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

In the past the function of the arches was collect water to the city of Rio de Janeiro. Nowdays the place is a point of fun, with several bars around and many concents in the lapa square. However it is pretty unconffortable the smell of urina in some spots.

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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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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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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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