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Arcos da Lapa

Type: Attractions, City, Sightseeing

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Along with the beaches, the Christ statue and Sugar Loaf mountain, another postcard-perfect image of Rio are the mammoth white arches that stand in city's historic center. At night, revelers gather...  Read More


  • Best for Things to Do in December Because: Lapa's electric nightlife is at its most buzzing during major holidays.
  • Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: Re-painted a glistening white ahead of the 2014 World Cup, the Lapa Arches are back to their attention-grabbing best.
  • Best for Attractions near Cruise Port Because: The vast arches are an icon of bohemian Rio and a lively gathering point at night.

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