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. Take a look at our Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary builder app to schedule your visit to Morro da Urca and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • If you're budget upload only to the Morro de Urca, a 45-minute hike can be done, you will have a beautiful sunset with the Bay of Flamengo, down (the last cable car is free). If you have the budget to enjoy climbing Sugar Loaf and expected the sunset with a beer or at the bar.
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  • Since this morro there is also stunning views over the river. If it is cloudy in the sugar loaf, from here take out photos with the views.
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  • beautiful highly recommended view shows the city beaches, yachts are all my pictures as postcards
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