Fodor's Expert Review Largo do Guimarães

Santa Teresa and Lapa Plaza/Square/Piazza
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Much of the activity in close-knit Santa Teresa takes place around its village-like squares, among them Largo do Guimarães, a social hub that frequently hosts street parties. The informal restaurant Bar do Arnaudo is popular with locals; the neighborhood's main drinking and dining strip spans out from here. On weekends, live music spills out from bars opening onto the square, and street vendors sell beer and caipirinhas. If you follow the tram track 1.2 km (¾ mile) northwest from here you'll come to Largo das Neves (Neves Square), with its picturesque whitewashed church. Families and other locals gather in this square until late at night.

Plaza/Square/Piazza Historical Free

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Rua Paschoal Carlos Magno, Ladeira do Castro, and Rua Almirante Alexandrino
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro  20241–260, Brazil

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