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Rua do Lavradio
Visitors looking for the historic heart of Rio won't find it by the beaches of Ipanema and Copacabana, but in the heart of downtown Lapa. Rua do Lavradio was one of the first streets to be built in... Read More
Visitors looking for the historic heart of Rio won't find it by the beaches of Ipanema and Copacabana, but in the heart of downtown Lapa. Rua do Lavradio was one of the first streets to be built in Rio de Janeiro back in the 1770s, and its handsome colonial buildings offer plenty to offer architecture buffs. Fittingly, many of the buildings have been converted into antiques stores, while others now serve as bars and restaurants. On the first Saturday of each month, the street packs with vendors, shoppers and sightseers when the famous Feira do Rio Antigo - an antiques, fashion and arts fair - takes place.
Rua do Lavradio
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- Best for Lapa's Best Restaurants Because: This hisoric street is lined with casual bar-restaurants that are lively for lunch, dinner, or late-night snacks
- Best for Outdoor Dining Because: Rua do Lavradio is lined with pavement cafes that offer a chance to eat, drink and people-watch on this lively street.
- Best for Street Food Because: The monthly antiques fair sees vendors selling corn on the cob, coconut water, grilled cheese and other tasty street snacks.
- Best for Restaurants near Cruise Port Because: This historic street in down town Rio is lined with pavement bars, cafes and restaurants.