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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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Longest Bridge in South America

The interesting things about Ponte Rio-Niteroi are the things that can be seen from the bridge. Ponte means bridge in Portuguese. Today I rode a bus from Niteroi to Rio. It is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2016
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Anacortes, Washington
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Anacortes, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

The interesting things about Ponte Rio-Niteroi are the things that can be seen from the bridge. Ponte means bridge in Portuguese. Today I rode a bus from Niteroi to Rio. It is an experience I don't normally take advantage of, but at least it is air conditioned, and you can see the sights. It will be awhile before I do... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

lovely ride to the Museum Niemeyer in Niteroi and was the place where Fast and Fury 5 was filmed. 14 kms of clear views, although at the beginning is a commercial port for cars.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016

Don't try to go there on a rush hour... it's just a messy! But during the day, it's really nice to drive on this bridge, nice view

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Peebles, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

During my stay in Brazil I had to visit a shipyard in Niteroi to check on some engineering work and was lucky enough to be able to visit quite a few of the restaurants and Bars. As Niteroi is not on the normal tourists route it is lovely to visit some of the natural ways of life in a Brazilian... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

The Ponte Rio-Niteroi is a bridge that connects Rio de Janeiro and Niterio by crossing the Guanabara bay. It is about 8 miles long. You can get nice views of the bridge from many of the usual suspect vantage points (Sugarloaf, Santa Teresa, etc).

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 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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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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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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Veendam, The Netherlands
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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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