- Lapa, Rio de Janeiro
Lapa is a neighbourhood in the city of
Rio de Janeiro, in Brazil. It is located in the centre of Rio and is famous for its historical monuments and nightlife.
The neighbourhood is home to the
Arcos da Lapa, an impressive aqueductconstructed in the mid-18th century by colonial authorities. Another important historical attraction is the Passeio Público, the first public park of the city, built in the 1780s.
Since the early 1950s, Lapa has been known for its lively cultural life, concentrating many restaurants and bars where Brazilian artists and intelectuals used to meet. It was, and still is, famous for its many restaurants, bars and clubs where the various forms of
Brazilian musiccan be appreciated, like the "Asa Branca" bar and the "Fundição Progresso". The "Sala Cecília Meirelles", an important venue for chamber music, is also located in Lapa.
* [http://www.riodejaneiro-turismo.com.br/ Official touritic site of Rio de Janeiro city]
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