Lapa / Rua do Lavra­dio

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Al­though Lapa pulses at night with mu­sic and samba, by day Rua do Lavra­dio is also the ‘It’ spot for cu­rios­ity sourc­ing. Best time to visit is on the first Satur­day of ev­ery month (see Ac­tiv­i­ties/Root n’ Rum­mage), but on other days (ex­cept Sun) try this... Be­gin at the cor­ner of Avenida Chile and Rua do Lavra­dio, near the Bru­tal­ist Cat­e­dral Metropoli­tana de São Se­bastião (also worth a gan­der). Fac­ing away from the cathe­dral, head left till you reach #130 Mer­cado Moderno (see Stand­out Stores), a long ware­house-ish space with an out­stand­ing se­lec­tion of mid-cen­tury mod de­sign; next door MOBIX at #128 / 2224 0244 / mo­bix­ / has more re­stored vin­tage. Exit left and gal­lop a few blocks to an­tique trin­ket moth­er­lode Fla­nar at #60 / 2507 2751, with a great mix of old and new bobs at Atelie Bel­monte #34 / 2507 0934 / ateliebel­ You’re done! Zip next door to charm­ing phar­macy Granado #32 (see Stand­out Stores), or duck across the street to cock­tail nook Casa Mo­mus (see Bars) at #11 for a well-de­served li­ba­tion. Saúde!

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