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Urca

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Address: Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22290-240, Brazil
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Have a drink here

Urca is a very nice place to have a drink at the seaside before the sunset. Small typical bar and cool village atmosphere.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Urca is a very nice place to have a drink at the seaside before the sunset. Small typical bar and cool village atmosphere.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Quite, tranquil old part of Rio. A contrast to the high rise buildings, hustle and bustle of the town. Fun place to walk around in, close to the Sugar Loaf.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We visited this area for dinner after walking from Sugarloaf. The area is safe, lovely architecture and alive with people. Lots of restaurants and bars, most well attended.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This is a small area at the foot of the pao de açucar. There is a small beach, facing the Yacht Club close by, and the Santos Dumont airport on the other side of the Botafogo beach. It is nice to do a little tour on the way to the pal de açucar visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We originally went over to Urca to go get a drink and a snack at Bar Urca because we heard it was a neat little place that was kind of quiet and out of the way. Once we got there we didn't want to leave. Such a different feel than most of the crazy beach areas in town, and so... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

a must in rio, wonderful views. one pays to take the bond, but if you like hiking you can go half away there on foot.. always go with more people is more fun and always safe to do things with others..go with a gym shoes or racking boots..stiff away up. but is rewarded..

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

litle but very special , near you will find a FORT ( old portuguese building ) , a litle route for pedestrians arounde the sea , litles quiosques , and believe : the most security place in Rio de Janeiro ! you can go by car , there is a big park station !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

A lovely neighbourhood with gorgeous houses, tiny beaches and a lovely sidewalk along the water. The views towards Corcovado and Rio are stunning at sunset! Great little bars and cafes, if you can get in.... most are bustling and busy. To think Urca was built from landfill is pretty remarkable.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

came here after sugarloaf -- has a nice little beach, pretty tree lined streets and houses. went to Bar Urca for some beers and snacks. delicious.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

On a nice day from Sugar Loaf, there are great photographs waiting to be taken! The tram cars can feel crowded but getting to the top is quick and well worth the trip.

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