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This is the first hill up on the way to Rio's famous Sugar Loaf. It offers it's own marvelous view from the top (215 meters) but its base is also a good place for hiking.
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Praia Vermelha, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22290-270, Brazil
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Urca is the first stop on the tram ride up to Pão de Azucar. They have lots of viewing areas when you get off, to view the city below. Do NOT hurry along up to the next tram, as there are actually some better views...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank HuntingtonBeachRich
Reviewed 30 August 2019

Take the two steps cable car and enjoy one of Rio's most beautiful views from the ocean to the city, starting at the so called red beach.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank EvanBocaFL
Reviewed 23 August 2019

Too the cable car. Nice place. When queuing for the return journey, take a picture from the right hand side (side of the Christ). The tree branches do a nice framing and the picture are very nice. Lot of space around and good viewing to...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank TravelManiac214
Reviewed 18 August 2019

Very nice, very beautiful. You can see almost whole Rio with all hills and mountains. Whatismore - beaches - lagoons etc. Sunset is sth really amasing.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Bajerko
Reviewed 18 August 2019 via mobile

You will stop here on the way up to sugar loaf when changing cable cars. Great views. Coffee shops and food. There is the small 'outdoor cable car museum' as well. Suggest going right to the top first for the best views and then stopping...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank yota7
Reviewed 18 August 2019

In many people's haste to get to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain, they hop off the cable car here and rush to get in line for the car to Sugarloaf without taking the time to explore Urca. That is a shame as there is a...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank John S
Reviewed 7 August 2019

Unfortunally, bar service is not equivalent to the view. Restaurant should be better and the service better trained.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank hisbell0
Reviewed 3 August 2019 via mobile

This area doesn't has any favela's. Only for the rich. Clean and safe and easy to reach by taxi/uber

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank paul1983amsterdam
Reviewed 7 July 2019 via mobile

We walked up this mountain to the first station rather than taking the cable car from the bottom. It’s a great walk with some lovely views. At the top there are refreshments and you can buy a ticket to the second station on the top...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Voorburg133
Reviewed 6 July 2019

Nice clean area with lots of people. We ran up the trail to the top where we were attacked by two monkeys. Then we saw a lot of people. Tried to view the famous sunset over Botafogo, but there were too many people. Best part...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Michael A
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Urca is one of the oldest areas in Rio. Known for its
incredible views of the city, the neighbourhood runs
along Guanabara bay, providing visitors with an
opportunity to watch the sunset from one of Rio’s
greatest natural treasures: Sugarloaf Mountain (Pao de
Acucar). It is said that the locals in Urca are “bon
vivant,” which is one of the reasons the area attracts
people of all styles and ages. Urca is the perfect
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Roundtrip Morro da Urca to Pao de Açúcar and back to Morro da Urca ( supposed you get to Morro da Urca by the hill trail ) R$ 40,00 ( about U$ 12,00 ) Morro da Urca to Pao de Açúcar and back to morro da Urca and to the... More
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