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Address: Rua Riachuelo 27, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20230-010, Brazil
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Slightly weird to see it amongst all the busy roads and buildings..spectacular and so photogenic you can spend hours here

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful site to see with a running trolley car on top, at night time Thursday-Saturday this is the place to be, crazy drumming and dancing going, filled with food vendors and all sort.

Thank Clarence3
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not a must see, not so beautiful, and te area is a little bit dangerous for families. You can find near escadaria do seleron and Santa Teresa, worth the visit!!

Thank David A
Washington, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So this place is unique and I would say it is worth a visit during your stay in Rio. My strong suggestion is that you stay on the front street facing the arches. That is, don't get creative and try to go behind or under the arches. We walked here from the metropolitan cathedral (Saint Sebastian) and by doing so,... More 

Thank ozdess9
Chios, Greece
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place offers many bars and restaurants. Very crowdy during the weekends. It is nit so safe pace so take care of your staff and dint go with valuables. I have been robbed and luckily I only lost my camera. Arcos de lapa are bautifull however the area needs attention.

Thank John V
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Slightly weird to see it amongst all the busy roads and buildings..spectacular and so photogenic you can spend hours here

Thank rockg118
Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyable to see but wouldn't make a special trip. We saw it on the way to the famous "steps" in St Teresa.

Thank ltcohele
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

Modern appearance of a 50 ft high double aqueduct accents the city like a clean white picket fence around a country cottage. This sight seemed to be about two football fields long connecting to the populate hillside and then spanning across an open plaza to disappear into city Centro.

Thank Michael H
Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

For a roman person is nice to see kind of roman's architecture in the other side of the world! And so different to our architecture aswell, make a stop in Lapa to see this and also to have a walk in the area... is pretty nice!

Thank Fabrizio Z
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

The ancient viaduct that brought the waters of the river to the citizens of Rio now serves as a marker which symbolizes the best of nightlife in Rio. Well after sundown both sides of the Lapa arches come alive with street parties, street food and buzzing street markets selling clothes , local jewellery and other accessories. There are some great... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

It's in the centre of the city in the lappa area and it's near esacdio Selerion so u can pass by them by short distance of walking and take some nice photoesv

Thank Yasser S

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