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Los Arcos de Lapa

loa arcosLos Arcos de Lapa is considered the most important colonial building structure in Brazil. Its construction began in 1744 but before the work would have served to bring the Carioca river to the city. Its style is Roman, has 42 arches, was built by indigenous and African slaves. Its structure is considered the most important in Brazil.

Currently, this is used as an aqueduct over tram connecting the center of Rio de Janeiro with the Morro de Santa Teresa, where the route is quite scenic and interesting shots that can be obtained from the route. Also, on top of that is the Santa Teresa hill from where we can see the Bay of Guanabara.

Another typical buildings in Rio de Janeiro are the Arcos de Lapa, an ancient aqueduct, now used as a tram viaduct. In the center of Rio, in the neighborhood of Lapa, Arches of Lapa found, an iconic monument of the city that brings reminders of the past, the colonial Rio.
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