Pedra da Gavea, Rio de Janeiro
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Enjoy a challenging ascent on the site of a famous historical blunder at Pedra da Gavea, a granite and gneiss mountain overlooking Guanabara Bay. Portuguese sailors mistook the bay for an estuary and named the whole area January River, or Rio de Janeiro. At 844 m (2,769 ft), this ranks among the highest mountains in the world that ends directly in the ocean, and offers an advanced and rewarding hike. Expect a steep section of rock climbing, but the payoff comes at the clifftop vantage point, once used to monitor ship traffic. See the rock "carving" that sparked a long controversy among scholars: a natural formation caused by erosion, or a Phoenician or indigenous prehistoric man-made message? Plan to see Pedra da Gavea and other attractions that appeal to you using our Rio de Janeiro itinerary builder.
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  • above the stone gávea seem to fly, and also it is possible to do so with wings deltas never had the courage to do it but you see magnificent
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  • Beautiful rock pedra da gávea in rio de janeiro, a characteristic of the postcard in Rio, only in Rio de Janeiro.
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  • The climb is a great challenge, for those who do not have physical conditioning, not advise to go, those who do not know, look for a guide or someone who knows the place, climb, the final step, the access is difficult, I recommend always go in the morning or at most, at the beginning of the afternoon, sunscreen and insect repellent to protect from mosquitoes are highly recommended. The view from up there is fascinating, something indescribable into words. So with appropriate clothing, a good non-slip footwear, water or another drink to hydrate and fruits for food, Prepare physically and go up, realize how many stops necessary, don't give up. Will be rewarded with the visual!
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