Bar Arco da Lapa, Rio de Janeiro

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Admire the arches of Bar Arco da Lapa, an impressive Roman-style aqueduct. Carrying potable water from the Carioca River, the aqueduct spans 270 m (886 ft) over 42 stone arches, standing 40 m (131 ft) tall. Built by the Portuguese in 1723 to provide Rio with drinking water, the structure required the combined efforts of Indios and African slaves. Since 1896, the aqueduct has served as a bridge for a tram service climbing up Santa Teresa Hill from the city center. Various events are frequently held at the plaza next to the iconic structure. See Bar Arco da Lapa and all Rio de Janeiro has to offer by arranging your trip with our Rio de Janeiro holiday planner.
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  • Many bars, pubs, restaurants, shows. The streets are full of people and there is an option for each type of person. The majority of the places are very informal, but some fancy restaurants are appeari...  more »
  • Still a nice image of Rio de Janeiro this Lapa viaduct, we go on with the old Santa Teresa tram. The area around this viaduct, that's night life of Rio.
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  • Worth a read before the visit. We spent with the cable car there when we came to Santa Teresa. Be careful with the neighborhood.
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  • Historic place
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  • Very good
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  • Ice-cold beer. Could be just a little more into account.
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  • Cold beer with snacks relatively expensive
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  • If it wasn't for the homeless, would be great
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