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Address: Guanabara Bay, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Forget the bridge to Niteroi

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
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Phoenix, Arizona
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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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22 reviews 22 reviews
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I viewed the bridge from the ferry crossing from Rio to Niteroi and the bridge is pretty darn impressive. It is sooo long! You cannot access the bridge by foot. But can appreciate it from the ferry.

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Cincinnati
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

Traffic can be a nightmare in Rio these days, so drive over the bridge during the middle of the day. It is a nice view, but note that there is a toll at the other end. Also, if you accidentally enter the bridge ramp, there is no turn around. If traffic is bad, you may be a very long time... More 

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Rio de Janeiro
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

This bridge takes you from point A to point B, or vice versa. Better than swimming, but more fun to take the ferry.

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