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“Go there on your way or back from sugar loaf” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Morro Da Urca

Morro Da Urca
Praia Vermelha, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22290-270, Brazil (Urca)
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Type: Lookouts, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Hiking Trails
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Owner description: This is the first hill up on the way to Rio's famous Sugar Loaf. It offers it's own marvelous view from the top (215 meters) but its base is also a good place for hiking.
Montreal, Canada
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“Go there on your way or back from sugar loaf”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

It is not worth a separate visit because there is not much to see but it is a nice place to go to grab a bite before or after going to the sugar loaf.

Visited September 2012
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“Do not go there!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Always very busy, nice place, but please don't go. The neighbourhood al already complaning. The "bolinho de camarao" with a good beer of caipirinha!

Visited September 2012
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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“Beautiful view to the sea, sugarloaf mountain and Centro”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

When you visit Sugarloaf Mountain you first take cable car to Morro da Urca and then you take another one up to the final destination. Morro da Urca is a nice place to rest a bit as they have some wooden recliner chairs around where you can sit and enjoy the view. They also have a restaurant that is worth visiting. The food is nothing special but the place itself is very pleasant and therefore worth spending some time in. Watching sunset there is very nice.

Visited June 2012
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toronto
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“Hike up, cable car down”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

We took the coast trail that extends just behind Praia Vermelha and then a set of stairs (very rustic stairs, I wasn't really sure that it was the correct route when we saw them) to climb to the top of Morro da Urca, which was lots of fun, if a bit tiring. There were monkeys on the trail and a beautiful view. Then we took the cable care for the way down. If you're in good shape, I'd recommend this route.

Visited August 2012
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Brasilia, DF
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“First stop to the Sugar Loaf”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

Whenever you take the "Bondinho" to the Sugar Loaf, the first stop is in Morro da Urca. It's a wonderful place with excellent view of the city! Marvellous!

Visited February 2012
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