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Arcos Da Lapa

Rua Riachuelo 27, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20230-010, Brazil
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“street party” (11 reviews)
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Rua Riachuelo 27, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20230-010, Brazil
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

In this area is were all the nightlife happens. At the arcs there are a lot of stand where you can have very cheap drinks and food. You should definitely hang out here before you go into one of the clubs. As with all the...More

Thank Teun K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Comes alive at night with street vendors and music. We visited with locals and had a fab time. By daytime I wouldn't go alone as it didn't feel as safe as other places

Thank Tammy-loulou
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was fine with the drive-by we did with our private tour guide, but because we had some extra time, my spouse wanted to return and take pics. Originally built as an aqueduct to supply the city of Rio with fresh water from the Carioca...More

Thank MauiWorldTravelers
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This old water pipes has been serving the city of Rio throughout history. From providing water to accommodating public transportation on top, now it is a great gathering place whereby you can enjoy a vibrant city life with many different types of music. Don't miss...More

Thank Alice Man Kwan C
Reviewed 3 July 2017

These arches are within walking distance from Escadaria Selaron and the Metropolitan Cathedral. There is a spot under the arches with tile designed art similar to the stairs.

Thank Foodie8621
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

Are we talking about the arc or the parties down there? I'd go for the second option more wort it to really see what Brazilian fun is about !! You need to go there on the weekend!

Thank Olivier C
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Nice view of the arches in Lapa, but can feel uncomfortable at certain times of the day. Supposed to be a good nightlife scene. But lots of homeless people hang around the area

Thank stuartbowman
Reviewed 28 May 2017

While Lapa neighborhood is rightly famous in Rio for its nightlife, Arcos da Lapa is just an old disused aqueduct offering nothing to the tourist except many homeless people on location. Not recommended to visit during night for security reasons.

Thank Kamal5372
Reviewed 24 April 2017

When in Rio de Janeiro, Lapa neighborhood is the right place to go for a nice evening. Great food, plenty of sites to choose from with all types of music and people.

1  Thank Jose Rafael L
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Walking in the streets of Rio de Janeiro I cross the Arcos Da Lapa but it's not really something to see. Some homeless around the place try to ask you money, it's not dangerous but so many better things to do in this city

Thank Fanny S
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