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“lovely locality”
Review of Urca

Urca
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Bike Tour of Lapa Red Beach Urca and Botafogo
Ranked #39 of 751 things to do in Rio de Janeiro
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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

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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.

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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.

4  Thank PTRio
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Reviewed February 12, 2013

Great tucked away little piece of Rio...having a beer whilst sitting on the wall watching sunset is a nice way to complete a day..do it!

1  Thank Brett_Australia1
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Reviewed November 25, 2012

If you have any extra time while in Rio, take the time to visit the charming village of Urca. It is a very peaceful place where you can take the time to walk along the seawall, find Carmen Miranda's house, explore the nearby Pisto Claudio Coutinho, admire the colorful harbour, and have lunch at the Urca Grill.

2  Thank ajaceman
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