Arcos Da Lapa, Rio De Janeiro
Arcos Da Lapa, Rio De Janeiro - Address, Phone Number
Address: Travessa Mosqueira, 13 - Centro, Rio de Janeiro, 20021-270, Brazil
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About Arcos Da Lapa, Rio De Janeiro
The Lapas neighborhood in Rio is the central location of the Carioca Aqueduct. The area has had a facelift in recent times to increase the beauty of the area.
A hotspot for intellectuals and art lovers this area has attracted its fair share of foreign attention. There are numerous night clubs and bars in the vicinity in addition to galleries and exhibition spaces.
The Lapa Aqueducts are an impressive feat of colonial architecture and design. Located in the heart of Rio, this system of aqueducts was built in the early to mid 18th century. Previously, clean water had to be carried to the city manually from quite distant sources since the swamp water near the city was unclean.
These aqueducts came as a welcome relief for the people of the city and the first completed system ended in a baroque style fountain in Santo Antonio Square. Since the 19th century, the aqueducts have served as a line for the popular Santo Teresa tram system which is currently defunct.
Arcos Da Lapa Information
- The aqueducts have been revamped and the buildings near the vicinity have been torn down to refurbish the site.
How To reach Arcos Da Lapa by Public Transport
- Santa Teresa station
Restaurants Near Arcos Da Lapa
- Olympe – French
- Le Pre Catelan – Fine dining, contemporary
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