The most bohemian district in Rio de Janeiro is Lapa. Amongst the bars, taverns and pubs…between samba, gafieria (partner dance to Brazilian samba) and Partido alto (variation of samba), this old neighbourhood evokes the bohemian essence of past times and the former magnificence of the “Arcos da Lapa” (Carioca aqueduct).
During the Belle Époque in Brazil it became known as the “Carioca Montmartre” attracting mainly artists and intellectuals. Now it allures a different kind of public. Thousands of tourists and locals alike flock to Lapa to enjoy what this trendy neighbourhood has to offer. With something for all tastes, Lapa features Samba, Brazilian Pop Music (MPB), choro music, forró dancing and even electronic music and rock! So here is a small guide to the top bars in the Lapa neighbourhood in Rio de Janeiro.
As we already know, Rio de Janeiro is a Marvelous City not only because it boasts beautiful landscapes and stunning beaches, but also because it is officially the World’s Top Gay Destination overtaking rivals such as Madrid and Portland. TripOutGayTravel and MTV Networks declared Rio de Janeiro the first ever winner of the TripOut Gay Travel Awards honouring those destinations and services that cater most for the LGBT traveller. This coveted prize is evidence of the pleasant and tolerant atmosphere that reigns throughout this cosmopolitan city, home to a highly multi-ethnic and multicultural population.
Gay Village in Rio de Janeiro
Embarking on a family vacation is always an adventure, and if you are traveling with children, you can bet things won´t always go as planned. That´s why LocalNomad invites you to discover some of the top activities for children in Rio de Janeiro, for a wild ride that even adults are guaranteed to enjoy!
Planetarium in Gávea