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Estrada Dona Castorina | Parque Nacional Da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22460-320, Brazil
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place was very peaceful and not crowded at all. We had spectacular views of Rio, Copacabana, Christ the Redeemer, and of Sugar Loaf. Definitely worth the stop!

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not entirely sure about the origins of this place, but it has great views and is worth a visit on the way to Corcovado.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank BrushM
Reviewed 13 December 2018

Take a taxi and drive some 20' (without traffic!) to this view. It's way worth on a sunny day ! Also, instead of returning straight to Rio, you can ride on the "back way" diredctly to Corcovado.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank KoeverP
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Rio de Janeiro is very well known for its beachs, but in fact is totally surrounded by mountains. The most famous are Corcovado, with the Christ, Pão de Açúcar « Sugar Loaf » but you should not miss the view of Vista Chinesa. You can still go...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Ievadamours
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Very close to the Mesa do Imperador View Point. Located in the Alto da Boa Vista neighborhood, is part of the Tijuca National Park. It’s a long and winding road to get there, so we drove. There is a Chinese Pagoda there hence the name....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank EstefBB
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Came here on the Jeep tours. A lot of cyclists come here and the toad is very winding so I wouldn’t walk. Once you get there the view is fantastic and monkeys are there. Some people give them biscuits, but don’t feed them. They are...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Mrswahapu
Reviewed 3 July 2018

it's a long drive up a winding road to get to these viewpoints. They are amazing! But the experience is probably better if you were biking as we saw a lot of people doing. Avoid if it is raining as the fog will completely cover...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank nicole g
Reviewed 17 May 2018

But the overall experience from the Sugarloaf Mountain is better. The place is very crowded with tourists and especially due to the limited space, this is not as relaxing as it should be. That's the only problem up here. The view itself is fascinating and...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank PMcCallister
Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

A long drive up a winding road into the national park, you reach a lookout that has nice views over the city. There is a gazebo, which might be a nice place for a picnic on a non-busy day. This site is very pleasant but...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank 703maryt
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

The route, especially from entering the rainforest is great - a bit steep for running in a few areas. Not many runners but a lot of cyclists - all seems to enjoy the route, Vista Chinesa view and even further up to the highest point....More

Date of experience: May 2018
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