Morro da Urca, Rio de Janeiro
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Instead of paying for the cable car rides up the Sugarloaf Mountain, most locals simply hike up Morro da Urca. This 215-m (705 ft) hill offers sweeping views of Corcovado, Copacabana, Guanabara Bay, and the Sugarloaf itself, which you can’t see when you’re actually on it. The hill is noted for being an important part of one of the largest urban rock climbing areas in the world, with more than 270 routes. You can, of course, always opt to take the cable car to the top of the hill, which features a visitor center, food stands, restrooms, and a souvenir shop. Plan your visit for a clear and sunny day, as the top of Sugarloaf and the surrounding hills often become enveloped in thick fog and clouds. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Rio de Janeiro holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Morro da Urca and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • A view from above the Urca Hill has spectacular views/lush several points/places of the city of Rio de Janeiro. The Urca Hill is the first stop of the cable car, there are many options to enjoy as restaurant, snack bars, banks to enjoy the view, has the cucurucu Museum, bathrooms, clean and very well taken care of.
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  • Rio de Janeiro, cute and unforgettable place incredible panoramic view. first stop for the Pao de Açúcar THE rise through the cable car takes approximately 3 min.
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  • The morro da Urca expresses the pinpoint beauty River, which are the hills listed in arrodeados of the Guanabara Bay and the sea. Super Cute!
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