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Address: Rua Riachuelo 27, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20230-010, Brazil
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Slightly surreal...

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Chios, Greece
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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.

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Thank John V
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

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

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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.

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Thank ltcohele
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

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Rome, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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!

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Thank RamaBish
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4 of 5 stars 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

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Thank Yasser S
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

Came across these when walking from seleron steps - its just around the corner. Impressive and worth a 5-10min view. Lit up at night but not a safe place at night for the lone tourist - maybe as a tour group would be ok.

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Thank debsy42_10
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful..walking distance from the stairs . Nesstled on cobble street i enjoyed the acros da lapa and the well upkeep of the centry old gateway.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

I loved it around Lapa, the arches are the gateway into the town. The Santa Teresa tram actually travels across the arches. There is alot of street art around, bars and apparently it lights up at night...

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