Friday night in Lapa. Lapa, Caipirinhas and Escadaria Selarón.
Friday night in Lapa. Lapa, Caipirinhas and Escadaria Selarón.

Friday night in Lapa. Lapa, Caipirinhas and Escadaria Selarón.

Meeting at 17:00hs at Rio & Learn
Costs: 4,30 reais (metro) + 30 reais Caipirinha’s workshop + Drinks and food (dinner) at your choice

Friday night in Lapa it’s a great way to get to know Rio’s authentic nightlife. Lapa is a bohemian neighborhood with colonial architecture and it is the most typical place to go to enjoy the night scene in Rio. Do you already know how to make a caipirinha by yourself? Well, we are going to be learning how to make a caipirinha, while enjoying a great day talking in Portuguese, visiting Escadaria Selarón and Lapa streets, and perhaps have dinner together.

Escadaria Selarón is one of the most visited places by tourists in Rio de Janeiro. This artwork became a touristic attraction not long ago. Created by the Chilean artist Jorge Selarón, the place connects the neighborhoods of Santa Teresa and Lapa. Initially the idea of the artist was to have only green, blue and yellow tiles, but today there are 250 steps measuring 125 meters long which are covered in over 2000 tiles collected from over 60 countries around the world. Shortly after one section of the steps were ‘finished’, Selarón started working on another section, constantly changing it so that it was an ever evolving piece of art. He did his job as a tribute to the charismatic Brazilian people.

Let’s see if you can find your home country, city or region, you could be surprised 😉

Friday night in Lapa

 

Portuguese galera at Arcos da Lapa.

Portuguese galera at Arcos da Lapa.

“A noite é longa” and “A noite é uma criança” (night is still young) are expressions used by Cariocas when it is a night in Lapa. This is actually the reality of things. The neighborhood is very bohemian and has everything a person needs to have a great night out with their friends or meet new people. We will walk in the streets of Lapa and see for ourselves why locals like the place so much.

What about having dinner to the sound of samba? This is what we propose to you in order to make the night even more inviting. We will meet other locals and have the opportunity to put our Portuguese into practice. Do you like the idea? But wait, there’s more. Have you ever imagined preparing delicious caipirinhas for you and your friends? What’s stopping you? Let’s do it. The Rei do Limão (King of the Lemon) prepares the best caipirinhas in Lapa and he will be waiting for us to teach us how to prepare these famous caipirinhas. In addition to the traditional Lime flavor, we will try new fruit blends and create different drinks. After all these caipirinhas we’ll be ready for Rio night. Like I said before the nights in Rio are long. So get ready, it will be incredible!

See below how our last Lapa visits were 😉


 

Caipirinhas at Lapa with Rei do Limão. Portuguese students preparing caipirinhas.

Caipirinhas at Lapa with Rei do Limão

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