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Address: Rua Riachuelo, 27, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20230-010, Brazil
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the aqueduct is now a tram rail!

Really cool way to get to Santa teresa neighbourhood! take the tram in the city center and go there! amazing view all the way! be aware of pickpockets though... We saw two couples... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Pedro Montano M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really cool way to get to Santa teresa neighbourhood! take the tram in the city center and go there! amazing view all the way! be aware of pickpockets though... We saw two couples who had their wallets and phones nicked...

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Thank Pedro Montano M
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lapa is full of nightclubs and bars that are constantly surrounded by music, the drinks and the food are generally cheap around the area

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice to see combined with Escalaria Saleron and Centro but not worth it in itself. Great views of his and down town from Parque Ruinas. Lots of people sleeping rough here hence the warning

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Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice walk from Lapa to Santa Theresa and back to Copacabana to take photos of the scent of Portugal in Brazil.

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Thank Bruno K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good night life gave a good Brazilian party culture feel drinks were reasonable always a place were people are dancing and having good time

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

The architecture and, more relevant, the people are making you believe you are spontaneously living in a musical. The Saint Teresa, the columns are different to the reality you know. But during the night, the place gives you other vibes. The live music among the columns gives you goosbumps. There are 'fast-food' places to eat local food, all the people... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

On our walk to Centro we walked via Arcos Da Lapa they are in a very run down area of Rio and at the bottom of Santa Teresa which is a lovely place to visit as long as you enjoy a climb. You can continue walking to Centro but it is pretty run down apart from the business district.

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Wellington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Lapa is a bit rough around the edges but is only a short walk from Cinelandia metro. We visited on a Saturday night and found the large square dominated by the Arches full of people eating at outdoor restaurants, impromptu music in the streets and in some bars. Even the poorest streets were alive and interesting and the Escadaria Selaron... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

During the day, visit the arches and the cathedral for spectacular pics. Follow the sign for Saint Teresa and marvel at the artwork on the steps. At night, hold on to your hats!!! This place is bustling with music, food and vendors galore. Most of the clubs have live entertainment, so you can wait to get in or stand on... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

Arcos da Lapa is the old Rio and it is surrounded by bars and restaurants. The location is not really good, kind of dangerous and dirty. I don't really recommend to walk around the area. By car or by a shuttle would be the best option.

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