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Best things to do in Lapa, Santa Teresa

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Theatre
“The most beautiful classic theater in Rio de Janeiro city, inspired in the Opera de Paris. Walking tours available (check on their website for days and hours). Watching a play is also an option, with good prices on the higher floors. ”
266 locals recommend
Japanese Restaurant
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“Lapa is the New Orleans of Rio, in part due to its historic colonial buildings — in other part due to its samba-centric streets! Come here from 9pm onward and you'll find unrivaled street parties, the Carioca Aqueduct and the famous Escadaria Selaró. ”
346 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Tiles from everywhere. Try to find the tile from your city while walking by the stairs. Best to visit in the morning, but it’s safe to visit on weekends night as well.”
180 locals recommend
Outdoor Sculpture
“This is one of the main touristic attractions in the neighborhood, you've got to check this out! ”
203 locals recommend
Historic Site
“A nive belvedere intalled on the ruins of an old magnificent mansion.. with a 360 degrees wonderful view.”
153 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“A young, vibrant nightclub with a bar & pool tables, plus a dance floor with live samba & sertanejo. lapa40graus.com.br”
147 locals recommend
Bar
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“Gema means "egg yolk" in Brazilian Portuguese, and the Carioca or Rio native is hence the "yolk" of the Rio de Janeiro egg. Carioca da Gema is a smaller and more intimate club and was one of the first Samba Dance Clubs to open in Lapa.”
124 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Best place in town for concert. Check out the website to see which concert is happening while you are in town!”
108 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Hosting famous local talent as well as international acts. Don't miss this iconic venue.”
67 locals recommend
Church
“Enormous church with an amazing architecture, looking like a space craft (or something like that).”
71 locals recommend
Establishment
“Museum with a lovely view and 1900's mansion ruins. Visit this venue when walking around Santa Teresa”
64 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Lugar de alto valor historico e cultural, abriga todas as tribos na noite carioca.”
44 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“One of the most traditional concert halls in the country. Cecilia Meireles was a name that was imposed without any effort on the recognition of his talent and admiration of the country. She died in November 1964. She was a poet of Brazil and dear friend of Carlos Lacerda. It was no wonder, then, that the governor wanted to honor her in some way. The opportunity came when, finally, the property has gained a musical identity and had to give it a name. Lacerda didn´t have to think too much. The room name was Cecilia Meireles Concert Hall. In Lapa, the city center, the room became, over the years, an important space of training and dissemination of concert music in Rio de Janeiro.”
18 locals recommend
Portuguese Restaurant
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“The old Portugal, with wild boar, lamb and cod tiled space, old photos and images of saints.”
55 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The museum has a very peaceful garden to relax and enjoy the view. The garden is connected to another touristic spot, parque das ruínas.”
53 locals recommend
Bar
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“Friday is Lapa day. And of course, the party is in Lapa. Live samba, free caipirinhas on the most crazy night in lapa. Enjoy!”
22 locals recommend