One of Rio's best loved attractions, the steps leading up from Rua Joaquim Silva became a work of art when Chilean-born artist Jorge...
The oldest park in Rio, the Passeio Público was built in 1783 by Mestre Valentim, a famous Brazilian sculptor, who designed it after...
Arcos da Lapa
A much-photographed symbol of Lapa, the arches date back to the mid-1700s, when the structure served as an aqueduct to carry water from...
Sala Cecília Meireles
Lapa's splendidly restored early 20th-century gem hosts orchestral concerts throughout the year. Lately the repertoire has included...
Largo da Lapa 41 · interesting places nearby
With high ceilings and exposed brick walls, there's an old-time feel to this restaurant and drinking spot that's just a short stroll from the samba clubs in Lapa. Ernesto has an extensive menu, though its grilled meats, codfish dishes and German-inspired plates such as sausage with lentils are standouts. There's live music – MPB or samba – on Wednesdays (from 8pm; R$7) and Fridays (from 10pm; R$13).