Carioca Aqueduct

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The Carioca Aqueduct is a bridge in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro. The bridge was an aqueduct that was built in the 18th century to take fresh water from the Carioca River to the city of Rio de Janeiro. It is a majestic example of colonial architecture and engineering. The aqueduct was deactivated in the 19th century, as new ways of serving the city with water were found. The aqueduct was converted into a bridge for the tram system of the city.

Getting there

The bridge is situated in the centre of the city in the Lapa neighbourhood. It is a 15-minute walk away from the central train station. The 010, 101, 102, 238, 362, 409 and 433 buses all stop close by.

Opening Times and Admission

The bridge is situated in a public area, it is free to visit at any hour of any day.

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