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Santa Teresa and the Corcovado

Arcos da Lapa e Santa Tereza - Lapa Arches and Santa Tereza
Located in the Largo da Lapa Square,the center of Rio's turn-of-the-century nightlife, the Lapa Arches hold their place in history as the most monumental work undertaken in colonial Rio. This magnificent structure contains 42 arches in two tiers. Originally built as an aqueduct to supply the city with water, today they carry another outstanding attraction: the scenic tramlines linking the Carioca Station downtown to the picturesque Santa Teresa district, a vibrant artistic community, with a great range of bars, restaurants, museums, cultural centers and artist's studios.

Corcovado - The Statue of Christ
This is one of the main beauty spots in the city, standing 2,330 feet above sea level and providing a sweeping panoramic view of sea and mountain, a world famous vista. The mountain is crowned with the statue of Christ, 98 feet high with a 26 foot pedestal containing a chapel that can hold 150 people. The top of the Corcovado can be reached by electric train or by car.

Address: Railroad Station - Rua Cosme Velho, 513 - Cosme Velho - Phone: (55 21) 2558-1329
Visiting hours: Daily 8:30am - 6:30pm

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