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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  • It certainly is among the 5 most beautiful views of Rio de Janeiro, don't jump hang gliding pq'm not malucoooooooooooo kkkkkkkkk
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  • I had more expectations to the see the pictures. It is very difficult to reach the stones. It must bring water, boots or mushrooms to scale. Comida.No there is security at the stone, or harness. There are no emergencies or canteens for the road. There is no illumination and minimum 2 hours of back and forth. Today 02/03 there was a wounded. He fell to taking photos and paramedics went walking, really I do not recommend them. Although the photos and the view is good, really it is very dangerous. Much less if not have experience in this type of adventure. There are better places in RJ to spend it well.
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  • I'm not going to say it's the most beautiful view because the RJ is all wonderful!. But worth knowing. Much weight.
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