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Mirante Dona Marta

Estrada das Paineiras | Cosme Velho, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22241-330, Brazil
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Estrada das Paineiras | Cosme Velho, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22241-330, Brazil
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Reviewed 1 week ago

For photographers: This is your postcard view of Rio. It has the classic view of the bays surrounding Sugarloaf. I was here very early in the morning, just before sunrise. Carpark is very dark as well as the 5 minute walk out to the viewpoint....More

Thank Tom L
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

My tour guide took me to this area and now I know where. You can see a scenic view of the city, Christ the Redeemer as well as Sugar loft. If you look down, you can see the villas where Michael Jackson filmed one of...More

Thank Le L
Reviewed 7 April 2017

If you are catching a taxi to Christ the Redeemer this is definitely worth a stop off for views back over Rio as well as up to the "Redeemer"

Thank Darrel J
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Fantastic views from the top! Bit of a bumpy ride up but worth it. Very quiet when you get up there hardly any tourists. I would recommend getting a uber or taxi and getting them to wait whilst you're talking photos. Pass through a lot...More

Thank pepper_henrys
Reviewed 7 March 2017

This place can be an alternative to see the Christ from. There are many nica viatas all around. We took many nice photos with the Christ on the background. As line up for the team was ridiculous we decided to stop by there instead. In...More

Thank EleonoraDeFelice
Reviewed 13 February 2017

You can go walking from the Paineiras Visitors Centre until the D. Marta Balvedere, and there your are going to find one of the most amazing views from the Christ Statue.

Thank Thiago D
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

We went walking with few friends, we crossed a colourful favella and we felt in the real Brazil, the walk is around 50min to the basement. I completely recommend!

Thank Luciano M
Reviewed 2 December 2016

Good spot to see Christ the Redeemer from afar, as well as the city below. If you've already been up to the statue, it might be a slight repeat..but if you are into a nice viewpoint, why not.

Thank Nicho_Traveller
Reviewed 1 December 2016

A nice ride with the car and than some walk on foot brings you to wonderful views of rio and niteroi. The relentless parking attendant will charge you 3 reals for parking which is next to nothing in comparison to the overall expensive Rio.

Thank Aristotelis K
Reviewed 11 October 2016

a great location with an incredible view over this amazing city. Would highly recommend a quick trip here - tends to be less crowded the other sites on busy days.

Thank oneillpuk
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How dangerous is Mirante Dona Marta at sunrise? Are there other photographers there usually? Thanks!
24 November 2015|
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Response from VaniZsuzsi | Reviewed this property |
Hello, I have never been there at night time.. If there are any tour group going there at night time you might want to join them, but I would not go there alone in dark. I'm not saying that it's dangerous, but better to be... More
Oi, Do you recall if there were taxis waiting at Mirante Dona Marta to take people back down to the city? We will taxi up and don't want the driver to wait for us, but am worried he won't return at an appointed time Thanks Luisa
8 August 2015|
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Response from julianarandrade | Reviewed this property |
No taxi there. 😕