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Estrada das Paineiras | Cosme Velho, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22241-330, Brazil
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Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

This place is much less visited than the other viewpoints in Rio, such as Cristo or Pão de açucar, giving you more space and time to enjoy the great views this place has to offer. It offers a great view on many places in Rio,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 14, 2018

As an alternative from Christ The Redeemer statue view, this "Mirante" is on the way to the statue, with free entry.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank BetoRM
Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

My favorite point of view in Rio, for sure! You can see everything you see from Corcovado AND Corcovado itself! And it's free!

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed April 11, 2018

When visiting Christ stop down and look around you have great views here as well, you can spend at lest 1/2 hr 45 min walking around enjoying the view

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed March 19, 2018 via mobile

Great spot for a picture from here you can see Rio in 360 all the sites are there for you to see and it is a great spot a lot quieter than Christ the redeemer!

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed August 31, 2017

Very similar to the Christ Redeemer view but a little closer to sugarloaf and less crowded. I rank this the best view of Rio, redeemer next, 2 brothers, sugar loaf then chinese vista in that order.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank mikeazzo
Reviewed August 23, 2017

Mirante da Dona Marta is best described as the Corcovado of the poor: similar views, but no entrance fee, except for the R$ 2 parking fees. Now that's a bargain to view Rio from the top! Definitely less crowded than Corcovado. It is a very...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank seteaum
Reviewed August 9, 2017

Climbing down from the corcovado, just a little detour and you'll discover a lovely (free) place with a very nice view. It's worth it.

Date of experience: April 2017
Reviewed July 21, 2017

This is a faily accessible hill within the city boundaries with a great view and is a good destination for a weekend.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Johan P
Reviewed July 1, 2017 via mobile

We took an early tour of Christ the Redeemer and we arrived early, so as a bonus the tour guide took us to Mirante Dona Marta and WOW were the views spectacular! It has a lot of the same views as the top of Corcovado,...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Santa Teresa
Santa Teresa is a bohemian enclave hosting many local
artists’ studios. The narrow, winding streets of this
neighbourhood were revitalised years ago, and visitors
can now stroll through this area to view magnificent
mansions dating back to the late 19th and early 20th
century. A highlight not miss: Museu Chacará do Céu, a
former mansion turned museum which houses works by
prominent Brazilian modern artists.
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November 24, 2015|
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Response from VaniZsuzsi | Reviewed this property |
Hello, I have never been there at night time.. If there are any tour group going there at night time you might want to join them, but I would not go there alone in dark. I'm not saying that it's dangerous, but better to be... More
August 8, 2015|
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Response from julianarandrade | Reviewed this property |
No taxi there. 😕
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David M
San Mateo, California
Rio Olympics Opening Ceremony (9 Replies)
Hi, My friends and I will be in Rio for the Olympics. We get there the day before opening ceremony and since we could not get tickets to opening ceremony we are looking for good places where we can watch opening ceremony from at Maracana Stadium. I was thinking watching it from a high point so we can watch the fireworks go off and enjoy the city view. I wanted to know if Mirante Dona Marta or Parque Da Cidade are good view points to watch it from? The other options are Sugarloaf or...More
July 23, 2016|
Response fromMonteCD|
The rooftop bar of your hotel in Rio would very likely be a good place to watch the fireworks.
Vancouver, Canada
which view? Vista Chinesa or Mirante Dona Marta (0 Replies)
Hi everyone I am going to Rio for 3 days for the first time in July 2015. I would like to know, for our short amount of time, which viewpoint would you recommend for the best view of the city? I was thinking if we do the Vista Chinesa, to combine it with the botanical garden and parque Lage. If going to Mirante Dona Marta, combine with the christ statue. Also, if I want to do the Pista Cláudio Coutinho trail, how long would it take to reach sugar loaf mountain, first hill? I would be...More
May 04, 2015|
Luca I
Cristo Redentor tip (6 Replies)
Hi everybody, When visiting Cristo Redentor/Christ Redeemer in Rio on your won make sure you ask your taxi driver to make a quick stop at Largo do Boticario (in Cosme Velho, just a few blocks from the train going to Christo) and Mirante Dona Marta (it's just a quick shortcut on the way to the Cristo, a lower panoramic point but with a fabulous view of the Cristo itself and the Pao de Açucar/Sugarloaf) Largo do Boticario http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=largo+do+boticario&s=int ...More
May 20, 2009|
Response fromJohnnyD|
Good tip.