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Address: Praia Vermelha, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22290-270, Brazil
Phone Number: 2125468433

This is the first hill up on the way to Rio's famous Sugar Loaf. It offers...

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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Have a date in Urca

The morro de Urca is a little beach located at the base of the Sugarloaf Mountain. On a sunny day you can go and spend the day there and afterwords go and visit the mountains. The... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The morro de Urca is a little beach located at the base of the Sugarloaf Mountain. On a sunny day you can go and spend the day there and afterwords go and visit the mountains. The water is calm the sand is nice. Much more intimate then Copacabana or Ipanema Beach. Can get very crowded, plan ahead

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Lagos, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take the cable car on the way up and brave the steep descent in the hope of seeing the wildlife ... snakes and monkeys ... on the way down. Not for the infirm or faint hearted!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If sugarloaf would not exist Moro da Urca would be a great attraction on its own merit. Good views, a very good restaurant, and it is the base for the Helicopter rides in Rio

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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A spectacular view of Rio de Janeiro, together with the possibility of a nice dinner/ lunch , shopping souvenirs, walking around. Excellent for dusk time

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved the walk. Gives a great insight to what the vegetation would have been like before the Portuguese. Fairly easy for average fitness. I saw 70yr old's taking it like a breeze and saw fat 20yr old's straining.. Lovely views, great shade from the heat and some cool outlooks. Highly recommend.

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Rio de Janeiro
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a must see attraction in Rio. Actually this is the fisrt stop of the Sugar Loaf cable car From this stop you have astonishing views of many parts of Rio and Niteroi. Go on a sunny day.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

This is a good tip: Try going up to Morro da Urca, the first mountain of this attraction, by foot. It's a 25 minutes free trail (the signs say 45) in a very easy uphill path. Once there, if you decide to go to the next mountain, Sugar Loaf, or return, by cable car you will have to pay the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

The area is nestled near Sugar Loaf mountain and has limited traffic accessibility due to the geography. In addition to its proximity to the military base, it is safe unlike other areas. Suggestions to go to Bar Urca or Garotta de Urca for lunch or dinner.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

This is the lower hill, just before Sugar Loaf. Once you take the cable car, you can stop here first and then take the car to Sugar Loaf. Beautiful view. Avoid going there if it is foggy or raining.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The most common way to go to the top of Urca is by cable car, there you can enjoy lovely views from the city, eat or drink something and take another cable car to Pão de Açúcar. There is also a trail that starts in the Pista Cláudio Coutinho (the Pista is a super easy and flat walking trail along... More 

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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 place to take a stroll and appreciate the area’s beautiful architecture, enjoy a cocktail and some delicious seafood pastries at a bar, or bring a bottle of wine and enjoy it while sitting anywhere along the stone seawall known as the “mureta.”
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