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

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Carioca Aqueduct, Rio de Janeiro

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.

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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About Carioca Aqueduct

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Carioca Aqueduct and Nearby Sights on Map

Image and Sound Museum

The Museum of Image and Sound in Rio de Janeiro is dedicated to Brazilian film, radio, and broadcasting industries

Selarón Staircase

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Passeio Público

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Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sebastian

The Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sebastian is dedicated to the patron saint of Rio de Janeiro, St Sebastian

Petrobras Headquarters

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Rio City Hall

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Rio Municipal Theatre

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Museum of Modern Art (Rio de Janeiro)

The Museum of Modern Art presents a collection of 20th century Brazilian as well as international art

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