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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

De current Aqueduto da Carioca or also the Arcos de Lapa was completed in 1750. It was used to fresh bring water from the Carioca River on the Santa Teresa to the swampy downtown environment. From 1896 onwards after the Santa Teresa neighbourhood had been...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Probably not somewhere to be on your own at night, this is sort of interesting but fairly shabby and in an area that you want to walk quickly through.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank BrushM
Reviewed 12 January 2019

The area is super dirty, there are many homeless people and it is not safe specially for gringos which became a target. Not a place to carry a camera.

Date of experience: January 2019
6  Thank livemoretravelmore
Reviewed 13 December 2018

My OH wanted to see this and as it wasn't far from the Selaron steps, it was easy enough to find. Great piece of architecture with an interesting history. We didn't have time to ride the tram over it.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MissHolders
Reviewed 13 December 2018 via mobile

As the aqueduct, originally built to bring fresh water into Rio in the early 18th century, was no longer required with the advent of alternative means of supply the structure spanning 270m and almost 18m high, and of two storey arch construction, was given a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

Well done. Lovely old architectural artefact repurposed for light rail transportation . Formerly used to deliver water so great to see the continued use .

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 782marilyna
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

This was observed and discussed at length on my guided tour of the city. Very interesting history and it is very old. Brought water to the city from the river up near Christ The Redeemer park Still standing all the years later. Quite an architectural...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 361stephenv
Reviewed 8 December 2018 via mobile

We walked around this area, very interesting and then got to ride the tram over it, the very best thing to do!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Truegrid
Reviewed 26 November 2018 via mobile

Aqueduct built in 18th century surrounded by large open space (which is sometimes used for fairs and markets). Nowadays, tram line is built on top of it. Good place to take few photos on a tour of centre of Rio.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mr_Nobody_1979
Reviewed 24 November 2018 via mobile

Aqueduct where water was delivered to the fountain in centuries past. Worth a quick look as you’re passing by.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Santa Teresa
Santa Teresa is a bohemian enclave hosting many local
artists’ studios. The narrow, winding streets of this
neighbourhood were revitalised years ago, and visitors
can now stroll through this area to view magnificent
mansions dating back to the late 19th and early 20th
century. A highlight not miss: Museu Chacará do Céu, a
former mansion turned museum which houses works by
prominent Brazilian modern artists.
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