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Like a modern Roman Aqueduct

Somehow this piece of 19th century civil engineering remains me more of a Roman piece of wonder engineering for Roman times and it blends very well with the environment. Two big... read more

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

It's worth a stop if you have the time, but don't fret if you can't squeeze it into your time in Rio. It looks exactly like it does in the pictures. Usually things like that are more impressive in person, but this wasn't really.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Somehow this piece of 19th century civil engineering remains me more of a Roman piece of wonder engineering for Roman times and it blends very well with the environment. Two big pluses, one Lapa is a very lively quarter with a lot of great bars and restaurants and the Santa Teresa tram uses it now

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its not the arch that has beautiful architectures, but it still a landmark that you should visit. If you get lucky, you might get to see the tramp running on it. Just be careful here though, as there are lots of homeless people around and they might try to follow you!!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Aqueducts are cool but there's not much to see on this one - nothing to climb or explore further. If you see it from the cab, you've seen it.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Lapa arches originally served Rio as an aqueduct - in true Roman fashion. Water was drawn from the Carioca creek in Santa Teresa, funneled to the aqueduct and distributed downtown. With the city's growing demand for water, the aqueduct was deactivated and subsituted by the modern Guandu water treatment system. The imposing structure was later used as a bridge... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

its nice to see this historical landmark located in the old city, but nothing spectacular and scary too. The time that we were there, there are suspicious people going around

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The streets come alive with food and drink stalls - exceptionally cheap and a great vibe. Watch your bags etc but a fun night out to experience Rio street culture.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What is worth in Lapa is a night tour to enjoy the night life. The Arcos itself it's nothing compared to the romans ones.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

On the weekends there are lots of bars and clubs open in this area, very crowded but a fun street party if you are prepared for the crowds.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

It's interesting to see the remaining portion of this 18th century aqueduct that once carried water from the Carioca river to the city. Now a tram runs over it. You only need a quick stop here for a photo.

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