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“Vital.....” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Arcos Da Lapa

Arcos Da Lapa
Rua Riachuelo, 27, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20230-010, Brazil (Centro)
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Ranked #106 of 335 Attractions in Rio de Janeiro
Type: Architectural Buildings, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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“Vital.....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

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We visited Rio during carnival-2013. What an experience!!!!
Lapa during carnival is bubbly. Perky crowd up all night bouncing on the best of the beats and songs played.
Its amazing to see the crowed just drunk and riveted dancing.

You actually get to see the superlatives. We didn’t find it unsafe as we could see Police everywhere. Don’t know if it was just coz of Carnival or it it usually like that. Whatever it is I must say they think about tourist safety.

Lapa has loads of food stall around. Bathroom facility is there thou not clean as you can imagine if thousands of drunks are using how it could be. Its all dirty all around ……

But it’s an experience! What you see is what you believe!

Visited February 2013
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“Historic, highly photographable, bed-smeling and dangerous”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

Crack smokers, pickpockets and thousands of passers-by. Better be in groups or in a taxi which will stop for you to take pictures and go. At night the place becomes a gathering place for cariocas - Rio born people - of all age and origin. The surrounding area bubbles with bars, young and beautiful people. At night you usually stay indoors so it's safer. During the day caution is really necessary. For gays and lesbians, be extra careful with your glasses and drinks to avoid having someone drop sleeping pills in them.

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“Prefer weekdays or weekend nights”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013 via mobile

I'm local. It's a nice place to visit on weekdays, with friends. Is dangerous on Sunday mornings and afternoons. There's a lot of bars and typical restaurants in the area. And a big party/show house - Fundição Progresso - to enjoy on weekend nights.

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“Arcos de Lapa!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

Best place to party during carnival season! Its an incredible place to grab some beers, dance on the street or just see how the people get crazy because of the music

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“Kind of cool to walk around but....”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

Not much to see here. I was just walking around and ran into them. They really weren't that much to look at.

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