Best neighborhood in Rio, Urca is the best place to stay and enjoy the city at his most.
Calm, cosy and very well located studio in the lovely neighborhood of Urca.
Comfortable, fully equiped, and just 5 minutes walk from the Sugar Loaf mountain in Praia Vermelha beach. 10 minutes away - by bus- from Copacabana beach and 20 minutes from Ipanema beach, Lapa, and Santa Teresa .
This balcony apartment is the perfect strategic place for a traveller (ou a couple) looking for a truly pleasant stay in Rio.
Urca's Neighboorhood History
Urca is a traditional and wealthy residential neighborhood with nearly 7,000 inhabitants (2000 census) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Although most of the neighborhood dates from the 1920s, parts of it are much older. What is now called the Forte São João, a military base at the foot of the Sugarloaf Mountain, is where the first Portuguese settlement in Rio was founded by Estácio de Sá on March 1st 1565.
Building space in Rio is restricted by the city's geography, spectacular but offering formidable physical barriers to urban expansion. The notion of filling in part of the shallow bay around the Morro Vermelho and building a neighborhood on it was mooted periodically in the nineteenth century, and in the 1880s a development company was formed for the purpose, Urbanização Carioca, whose acronym Urca gave the neighbourhood its name. But, some historians contest this version, identifying the name Urca already stamped in 18th century maps. "Urca", in old Portuguese tradition, designates a small and large cargo ship. Legal wrangles over financing and land titles delayed work for a generation, but the landfill began shortly after the conclusion of World War I and the first houses were built in 1922.
Interaction with Guests
I usually give all the tips about the city, directions, nice places and off tourist places do have fun or eat.
I have also specialized
Very, calm, security. Amazing view, great location.
The best neighborhood in Rio.
To arrive there's a bus, from international airport to santos dummond airport.
From there the best option is take a taxi to Urca (about 10-15m).
Here in Urca there's 4 bus lines (2 to zona sul, one downtown, and another one to-from metro).
- no party
- tenants are not allowed to bring guests to stay over
i'm a Photographer an art director and i used to trip sometimes, so i rent my place for other travellers who want to stay in Rio.
Every guest has full support from me with hints and indications to enjoy the most of the city.
This balcony apartment is the perfect and strategic place for a traveller (ou a couple) looking for a truly pleasant stay in Rio. Urca is one of the best neighborhoods in Rio, calm, quiet, beautyful, and 5 minutes walking to Pão de Açucar and Praia Vermelha and 1 block to Guanabara Bay, one of the best views in Rio.
Also around has the best spots to climbers, there many routes walking distance from here.