Arcos da Lapa

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Arcos da Lapa information

Rio de Janeiro , Brazil
near Av Mem de Sá
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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 the Carioca River to downtown Rio. In a style reminiscent of ancient Rome, the 42 arches stand 64m high. Today it carries the bonde on its way between Centro and Santa Teresa.