Rio de Janeiro Sights

Beco do Comércio

  • Praça 15 de Novembro Map It
  • Centro
  • Pedestrian Mall

Published 06/18/2015

Fodor's Review

A network of narrow streets and alleys centers on this pedestrian thoroughfare, also called the Travessa do Comércio, whose name translates to Alley of Commerce. The area is flanked by restored 18th-century homes, now converted to offices, shops, and galleries. The best-known sight here is the Arco de Teles, a picturesque archway named in honor of the wealthy Teles de Menezes family, who built many of the street's most handsome buildings. Beco do Comércio is a good place to stop for lunch—the street is lined with everything from simple pay-by-weight buffet spots and casual bars to more upmarket restaurants and cafés.

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Praça 15 de Novembro, Rio de Janeiro, 20010–080, Brazil

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Published 06/18/2015

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