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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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Nice little local beachside

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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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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