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19 Jul 2017
“It's an arch!”
8 Mar 2017
“memories of local history”
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Praca Quinze de Novembro, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20010-010, Brazil
Zona Norte (North Zone)
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Reviewed 20 July 2017

Besides the history related to the area and the fact that the arch leads to the Travessa do Comercio, the arch itself is what it says it is: an arch! I wouldn't walk around the area in the afternoon or after dark for security reasons.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Evelyn B
Reviewed 8 March 2017

our guide took us here to show around this landmark's historical of rio, the lady carmen mirand lived here and today is vila of houses wich turned out to local restaurants

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank moakoak
Reviewed 2 January 2016

I went here once on a Friday after work time. There is a ferry nearby and it seems that a lot of people stop in this area after work for drinks, snacks, music, everybody was in the streets dring beer laughing, a very fun great...More

Date of experience: February 2015
Thank BobH15
Reviewed 14 December 2015

This is a place where Rio still preserves much of the flair of the colonial times. Beautifully preserved. It has some relaxed restaurants for lunch (do not go at night time, unless there is a specific party or parade you are attending). And is just...More

Date of experience: November 2015
1  Thank VeryCarioca66
Reviewed 18 August 2015 via mobile

The arc is small, but on the other side, there is a small number of fun restaurants with Brazilian music and great ambiance. Got there on a Saturday around 2 pm and the place was so much fun

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank franciscos67
Reviewed 27 July 2015

Apparently several reviews which rate this attraction highly aren't really talking about the Arco de Teles at all. They're talking about the narrow streets of old Rio that the arch leads to, and not even particularly about the Travessa do Comercio which is the specific...More

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank Vincent M
Reviewed 11 July 2015

Arco do Teles is like a gate facing Praça Quinze, as it opens a passage for Travessa do Comércio (Trade Lane). It is a heritage listed architectural landmark that survived the wave of demolitions, when the city centre was remodelled in early 1900s. It was...More

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank RayParks
Reviewed 2 January 2015

With many restaurants in small street of cobblestone, is a kind of alley with old buildings of Rio de Janeiro. Not very well preserved, smelling piss and dogs lying in the street. It was not a pleasant experience, even for knowing something more about the...More

Date of experience: December 2014
3  Thank Travel_World63
Reviewed 8 May 2013

Arco do Teles is the place you go for a happy hour if you are at Downtown by evening. It has good bars and restaurants (only open at noon) and a lot of preserved history.

Date of experience: March 2013
1  Thank Alexander J
Reviewed 16 April 2013

Its a lovely place that you can have a really cheap lunch and see another places around: Paço Imperial, Museu nacional.

Thank Ecio
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