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Ponte Rio–Niteroi

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Address: Guanabara Bay, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Phone Number: 08007776683
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A 13km-Bridge

From the top of Sugarloaf I saw this 13km-bridge to connect Rio and Niteroi over Guanabara Bay. Two days later I crossed over it with my private tour guide. It was a smooth run... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

From the top of Sugarloaf I saw this 13km-bridge to connect Rio and Niteroi over Guanabara Bay. Two days later I crossed over it with my private tour guide. It was a smooth run from Rio to Niteroi at about 8:30am, but the traffic from Niteroi to Rio was very heavy. So we crossed the bridge back to Rio, when... More 

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Rio de Janeiro
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

When it is not jammed (rush hours) is a good way to reach Niterói in a daytrip and know a different view of Rio. I use to cross the bridge at least twice a week and i probably has crossed it thousands of times. But even when i am stuck there in the bad traffic it's amazing to can experience... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

When it was first conceived, it intended to save a 100 km journey between Niteroi and Rio de Janeiro. It was finally opened in 1974. On Sunday evening, if you cross the bridge from Niteroi to Rio, you will be blocked by a heavy traffic. The bridge itself is not very attractive. But it is worth going to Niteroi for... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

This is the longest bridge in Brazil measuring 8 miles long. It connects Rio de Janeiro and Niteroi across Guanabara Bay. Niteroi is a city of 476,000 inhabitants with lovely beaches and is a respite fro the hustle and bustle of Rio.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Instead take the ferryboat in Rio. Walk from Subway Carioca to the ferry. From the boat you have a wonderful view on Rio. In Niteroi you can take bus 47b, a circular, going to the Museum of Contemporary Art built by Oscar Niemeyer on a rock. Beautiful architecture, beautiful views and excellent restaurant in the MAC.

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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a great way to see Rio de Janeiro and Niteroi from a distance. Also try the ferry that runs between Rio and Niteroi. The ferry used by commuters so avoid rush hour. But it is a nice, inexpensive way to view the city from sea level.

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

All tour book recommend to go to Niteroi and to be able to do that you have 2 options. One: with boat under the Niteroi bridge the other option to cross it. both are a good experience so if you can do both. one way with a bus or a car and take the ferry back. If you are lucky... More 

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Yarm, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Photo does not reflectt Niterio, 2 mile beach great band, fireworks out of this world, red hot and humid, get off the beach at MN Its dangerous after MN

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Bratislava, Bratislava, Slovakia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

People in southeast Brazil are usually stressful and ill-bread to conduct in congested air traffic, so be careful and exercise extreme caution, both with cars but mainly with motorcycles and scooters (many motorcycles and scooters try to overcome via the right side, though it is irregular; few people use traffic turn signs, such as the turning left-side "arrow", prior to... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

The Rio-Niterói Bridge is one of the engineering works of great significance in Brazil. But it is really beautiful the breathtaking view from the bridge that has, on one side, a sightseeing of Rio de Janeiro and its natural and historical monuments, and the silhouette of the city center, the airport Santos Dumont and, logically, the Loaf Sugar Mountain, and,... More 

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Address: Guanabara Bay, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Phone Number: 08007776683
Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro

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