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“Fantastic View” 5 of 5 stars
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Urca
Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22290-240, Brazil (Santo Cristo)
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Ranked #15 of 338 Attractions in Rio de Janeiro
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sao paulo - brasil
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“Fantastic View”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

In my opinion one of the most beautiful views of Rio!!! You can walk surrounding the water, watch the small boats passing by very nice!!!! If you go in the end of the day , you can watch the sunset.
If you want a bite to eat you can go to Bar Urca, have a pastel or a cod cake, and drink a caipirinha!!!! If you want to have lunch or dinner ,can have upstairs a nice regional seafood. Usually is very crowd...An idea , leave your name at the restaurant while you eat a bite downstairs!!!

Visited April 2013
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Rio de Janeiro
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“Great views of Rio !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Enjoy the views of Urca, one of the great secrets of Rio that only locals know......have a beer and bolinhos de Bacalhau at the Bar Urca enjoying the Peace life on the Urca wall.

Visited October 2013
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Houston, Texas
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“lovely locality”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

on our way to pao de acucar on bus 511, we got down here by mistake and walked along the water front a long way to our destination. this is a nice neighborhood and the water front was very picturesque

Visited August 2012
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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“Spend a day in the city but away.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

Urca is the small neighbourhood where everybody would like to live. Generally cited the safest area in Rio, because of the single access road and the military academies and bases.

It is home of one of the best sunsets in town, small hikes and - of course - the Sugarloaf mountain.

Well worth a visit - preferably on a bike.

Visited March 2013
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Rio de Janeiro
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“A Neighborhood, Not a Tourist Destination”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

Urca is a neighborhood, a rather expensive one to live in, which lies at the foot of the Pao de Acuca (cable car). It is one of Rio's safest neighborhoods as it has but one road to enter/leave by. There is a small beach, and there once was a Casino/Show House, but it has been closed for many years. Carmen Miranda sang there prior to WWII. The building is now supposedly being converted into a design school. I say supposedly because in Rio one never knows until a project is complete.

Visited August 2012
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