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Arcos da Lapa

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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 Lapa's Best Nightlife Because: Lapa's whitewashed arches are the backdrop for the liveliest street party in the city.
  • Best for Dance Clubs Because: This is far and away the liveliest place to be after midnight on a Friday in Rio.
  • Best for Nightlife near Estádio do Maracanã Because: This is far and away the liveliest spot for Rio nightlife, and attracts thousands of partiers at weekends.
  • Recommended as Best Nightlife Because: Lapa is the hedonistic heart of nocturnal Rio, and no partier should leave Rio without a visit to the street party.
  • Best for Live Music Because: This raucous street party hosts large-scale official events as well as impromptu performances from talented local musicians.

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