Arcos da Lapa
Good for: clubbing dancing & partying
Not good for: families. Don't bother.
- Near Av Mem de Sá
Lonely Planet review for Arcos da Lapa
The landmark aqueduct dates from the mid-1700s when it was built to carry water from the Carioca River to downtown Rio. In a style reminiscent of ancient Rome, the 42 arches stand 64m high. Today, it carries the famous bonde on its way to and from Santa Teresa atop the hill.