The Carioca Aqueduct (Portuguese: Aqueduto da Carioca) is an aqueduct in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The aqueduct was built in the middle of the 18th century to bring fresh water from the Carioca River to the population of the city. It is a typical example of colonial architecture and engineering.
The Carioca Aqueduct is located in the centre of the city, in the Lapa neighbourhood, and is frequently called Arcos da Lapa (Lapa Arches) by Brazilian people. Since the end of the 19th century the aqueduct serves as a bridge for a popular tram that connects the city centre with the Santa Teresa neighbourhood uphill, the Santa Teresa Tramway.
Shafiq chowdhury | Jan 30, 2018
A busy part of down town Rio De Janeiro. Very live nightlife. It's a really cool gathering place, with a lot of food stands, bars and open music. You can enjoy full night but not to have alone
Ahmed Malik | Feb 18, 2018
Great place to visit at night. Lots of bars and people to meet. Some samba music will make your body move.
CIRO DE MAGALHÃES | Feb 17, 2018
Go there and use ur five senses, hear the sound of the happy crowd, enjoy the beautiful view, feel the smell of urine, and u better not touch nor lick it.
Phenesse Dunlap | Jan 21, 2018
A must go-to area to get a feel of local night life in Rio! Skip Copacabana and get some of the best music and cheap caipirinhas (R$5!!) here!
Carolina Werlang | Jan 21, 2018
Really strong pee smell and homeless men smoking weed and drinking alcohol right under the aqueduct. On the other side of the avenue, two guys were sitting on the sidewalk smoking crack. I didn't feel safe there at all, and didn't see any cops around as well.
Jaydev Trivedi | Jun 16, 2018
Almost got robbed during the day. The things that made it possible was I was alone and looked touristy with few people around the aqueduct area wouldn't recommend going there alone. Be careful and stay away by at least ten metres from anyone who seems to be low on wardrobe.
Sławek Starosta | May 31, 2018
Still there. First aqueduct, then bridge for bondinho, now the landmark and used to be place of Best Friday parties. Until pacificación. Unfortunately never recovered. Ask around about other unpacified Rio Street parties. Or enjoy the leftovers here
Erwin Lloyd Guillergan | Jul 10, 2018
Suprisingly cool to walk in the evenings... just dont bring your expensive stuff with you when you walk around. On certain nights you could find kiosks and stalls selling food and cheap caiprinha.
Jac's BuzzTravel | Jul 24, 2018
These iconic arches are located in Lapa, a pretty neighborhood in the historical Rio´s center, core of the Carioca´s nightlife. They were built in 1750, and they are a part of the ancient city aqueduct. The tram, called "Bondinho" in Portuguese, that goes above the arches, is another popular attraction and tourists can take a ride to experience a bit of the local´s everyday life. Unfortunately a French visitor died in 2011 because the vehicle had an accident. Since then the structure has been closed and, apparently, it was only re-opened to the public in 2015. If I was you, I would probably think twice before going for a ride with the Bondinho. I did it, I’m still alive, but you can never trust Rio´s authorities, so BE CAREFUL! Pickpokets and assaults are also an issue. The area can be pretty dangerous, especially during the night, so my advice is to visit it wearing a very simple outfit and carrying as less stuff as possible. Then again, I've been to Lapa many times, days and nights, and nothing ever happened. Just be smart. Without being too paranoid, the Arcos da Lapa are too nice to be missed!
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