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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.
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
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
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
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.
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