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Urca

Address: Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22290-240, Brazil (Santo Cristo)
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Ranked #22 of 566 things to do in Rio de Janeiro
Type: Neighborhoods, Other
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Type: Neighborhoods, Other
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Stroll by the bucolic streets of this almost "secret" Rio's neighborhood ,try to arrange,in advance, a visit to the Sao Joao fortress, it was there that the city was founded and in a short trekking,you can visit the old fortress,almost 400 years old

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The best place to pop the question! :) A perfect place to watch the sunset! And just great to have a beer by the shore!

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Urca is the relatively quite area where the Sugar Loaf ride begins and ends. It is traditionally a military housing area but today anyone can live there. It contains a military base and the Naval War School. There is nice beach (praia vermelha - Red Beach) on one end of Urca which is a short walk from the sugar loaf... More 

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Urca is a midway cable-car station and is reachable from Praia Vermelha enroute to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain. As such Urca is a midway view point.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

The walk along the railing, to sit down and enjoy the sunset, to enjoy a beer and nibbles at bar Urca. What not to enjoy about the neighborhood? Don't go by car, you won't find a place to park. Take the bus or a cab. Go rambling Urca streets after you've been to Pão de Açucar. If it is saturday... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Urca is a very cute community and feels like a little fisher village in the middle of the hectic mayhem of Rio. There are some really nice restaurants and bars and one can swim at the small beach as well as hike up to the halfway point of the sugar loaf.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

When you did Pao Azucar, just take a walk along the ocean to Urca to Bar Urca (approx 2 km walk) with beatiful views on Guanabara bay / Botafogo etc. Then take drinks at Bar Urca as your reward for the walk. ;-)

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Great party mood with locals at take-out section of Bar Urca! Get a taxi from Sugar Loaf - it's fast!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We came down from Sugarloaf visit and literally walked into this hidden gem...We did not know what the place is called at the time but found it to be charming and quiet. There is a bay with the Corcovado view in the background. It was hard to believe this was in the bustling city of Rio. There seem some hotels... More 

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