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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


  • Lapa's Best Restaurants, Late Night: "Don't bring credit cards or cameras to Lapa, as petty theft remains a problem despite improved policing."
  • Street Food: "Head here on a Friday night for the liveliest street scene."
  • Best for Lapa's Best Restaurants Because: Stalls selling pizza, grilled meats, Northeastern specialities and burgers with all the trimmings can all be found near the arches after dark.
  • Best for Street Food Because: The area around the Arcos da Lapa is packed with street food stalls after dark on weekends.
  • Best for Late Night Because: Hungry partiers can feast on street foods from sundown to sunset during the famous weekend street party beneath the arches.

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