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Wonderful views - confronting realities

An easy ride on the train from Central to Bonsucesso station for 3.70 Reals... took about 20... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2016
Maggie C
Manchester, United Kingdom
Reliable & Beautiful views

Very good cable car, each one has a capacity for e persons. It rides you through five different... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2016
Javier T
State of Rio de Janeiro
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22 Apr 2017
“Closed, one of the reasons : dangerous”
5 Sep 2016
“Reliable & Beautiful views”
Teleferico Do Alemao is a popular tourist attraction, that steadily has grown since it's initiation 2 years ago. It is merely a 6 station transportation system for at large low-income community (favela), but due to the fact of the cars being high in...more
Praca das Nacoes | Zona Norte, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 21049-970, Brazil
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Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Went there since we saw/heard that it was a nice way to see he favela However the teleférico was closed (since 5 months ago) After asking around we discovered that one of the reasons could have been the new government , the lack of security...More

Date of experience: April 2017
3  Thank suteki
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Very good cable car, each one has a capacity for e persons. It rides you through five different stations at the favela Morro do Alemão. When the weather is windy it doesn't operate.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Javier T
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

We had a spare afternoon so thought we'd give it a try. The cable cars go through the favela stopping at several stations, we stayed on all the way to the end where there's a police station, a few bars and stalls. You get good...More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank TheDoc2013
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

This was very surprising was not sure what to expect as was free but this is a good was to see the la favela. . This felt safe but we stayed on the cable car the noise and views were quiet shocking and it looks...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank 183rhodag
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Sure you have to goto cristo redentor and sugarloaf, the views are as expected. But the views here are pretty unique. I don't know of many other cities where you can take a cable car over favelas. It was not busy at all and very...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank eng333
Reviewed 8 July 2016

One of the curiosities of Rio is the favelas which abut affluent areas of the city. There is much fear about the safety of getting anywhere near them due to the violence that is prevalent there. One way to examine the scope of Rio's favelas...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Robert G
Reviewed 12 June 2016

An easy ride on the train from Central to Bonsucesso station for 3.70 Reals... took about 20 minutes. Go up the stairs to the cable car area - which is FREE! I did the round trip and didn't actually get out at any of the...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Maggie C
Reviewed 22 February 2016 via mobile

Our hotel warned against going but we booked a driver who took us there and back so we felt safe. There are police everywhere so it feels OK. The trip is incredible with the favela laid out in front of you - you get a...More

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank thomprobert
Reviewed 26 January 2016

This is NOT for the scaredy-cats. You take a bus from Copa to the train station to travel to Bonsucesso. It takes a minimum of 90" to get to the Gondola Lift Station. The cost is around one buck to get to the gondolas. You...More

Date of experience: February 2015
3  Thank Arturo V
Reviewed 7 January 2016

I had some mixed feelings about people suggesting to go and check out the famous favelas from above, but then we decided to go and, frankly, it was an eye opener. I was thinking about these areas about something like what I saw in other...More

Date of experience: January 2016
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