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The Carioca Aqueduct, also known as Arcos da Lapa, is a colonial relic, built in 1750 to transport water from the Carioca River to downtown Rio. It was used for purpose till the late 19th century when alternate water sources were made available. Thereafter, it was converted as a viaduct for the Santa Teresa Tramway, connecting central Rio to the Santa Teresa hills.



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Nearby Attractions km / mile
Old Cathedral

Old Cathedral(1.3 km)
The Old Cathedral of Rio de Janeiro is an 18th century church dedicated to Our Lady of Mount Carmel, that served as the cathedral of Rio de Janeiro from 1808 until 1976.

Santa Teresa

Santa Teresa(1.6 km)
Santa Teresa is a hill-side neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro, known for its winding, narrow alleys lined with 19th – 20th century mansions of the wealthy.

Flamengo Park

Flamengo Park(0.9 km)
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Gloria Church

Gloria Church(0.9 km)
Gloria Church, also known as Outeira da Gloria, is a small but interesting church built in 1739 atop Gloria Hill that was visible to arriving sailors sailing into Guanabara Bay.

Glória Inlet

Glória Inlet(0.9 km)
Gloria Inlet is a beautiful spot for a stroll along the bank of Guanabara Bay.

Guanabara Palace

Guanabara Palace(2.7 km)
The Guanabara Palace, formerly palace of the Imperial Princess, is now the governor's office.

Tiradentes Palace

Tiradentes Palace(1.2 km)
The magnificent Tiradentes Palace is the seat of the Legislative Assembly of the State of Rio de Janeiro.

National Museum of Fine Arts

National Museum of Fine Arts(0.6 km)
Modeled on the Louvre in Paris, the National Museum of Fine Arts in Rio de Janeiro houses an important collection of Brazilian art.

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