We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Arcos Da Lapa

Neighborhood: Centro
Architectural buildings, Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks
As featured in One Day in Rio de Janeiro
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Rua Riachuelo, 27, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20230-010, Brazil
Book ahead on Viator
$2,540*
and up

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 1,447 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 427
    Excellent
  • 573
    Very good
  • 338
    Average
  • 80
    Poor
  • 29
    Terrible
Most recent review
a night time love affair

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Vicky G
,
Cape Canaveral, Florida
Add Photo Write a Review

1,447 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Cape Canaveral, Florida
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Macapá
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
24 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pacific Pines, Australia
Top Contributor
134 reviews 134 reviews
100 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Edson, Canada
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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...

Was this review helpful? Yes
Guatemala City, Guatemala
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
31 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Northampton
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Las Vegas, Nevada
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Arcos Da Lapa also viewed

 

Been to Arcos Da Lapa? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Arcos Da Lapa staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?