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Teleferico Do Alemao

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Address: Praca das Nacoes | Zona Norte, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 21049-970, Brazil
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Teleferico Do Alemao is a popular tourist attraction, that steadily has...

Teleferico Do Alemao is a popular tourist attraction, that steadily has grown since it's initiation 2 years ago. It is merely a 6 station transportation system for at large low-income community (favela), but due to the fact of the cars being high in the air, it has grown to be a proper attraction. And what a view! It is amazing to dangle away over the labyrinths of the favela and the view from the last station is amazing - green views, the christ and Engenhao stadiums in the distance and the mass of small houses clinging up the hills. Worth a visite.

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Wonderful views - confronting realities

An easy ride on the train from Central to Bonsucesso station for 3.70 Reals... took about 20 minutes. Go up the stairs to the cable car area - which is FREE! I did the round... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 June 2016
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State of Rio de Janeiro
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Very good cable car, each one has a capacity for e persons. It rides you through five different stations at the favela Morro do Alemão. When the weather is windy it doesn't operate.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

We had a spare afternoon so thought we'd give it a try. The cable cars go through the favela stopping at several stations, we stayed on all the way to the end where there's a police station, a few bars and stalls. You get good views of the area at the top. We felt safe, at every station there's officials... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

This was very surprising was not sure what to expect as was free but this is a good was to see the la favela. . This felt safe but we stayed on the cable car the noise and views were quiet shocking and it looks like the houses nearest the tram are renovated can't say that for some of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

Sure you have to goto cristo redentor and sugarloaf, the views are as expected. But the views here are pretty unique. I don't know of many other cities where you can take a cable car over favelas. It was not busy at all and very frequent cable cars so I got one to myself for most of the trip. Very... More 

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Thank eng333
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

One of the curiosities of Rio is the favelas which abut affluent areas of the city. There is much fear about the safety of getting anywhere near them due to the violence that is prevalent there. One way to examine the scope of Rio's favelas is to take a cable car ride over them. The Teleferico is not proximate to... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

An easy ride on the train from Central to Bonsucesso station for 3.70 Reals... took about 20 minutes. Go up the stairs to the cable car area - which is FREE! I did the round trip and didn't actually get out at any of the 7 stations - this took about 45 minutes. Wonderful views of Rio but very quickly... More 

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Thank Maggie C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016 via mobile

Our hotel warned against going but we booked a driver who took us there and back so we felt safe. There are police everywhere so it feels OK. The trip is incredible with the favela laid out in front of you - you get a real sense of the size and scale. We went mid morning and it was pretty... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2016

This is NOT for the scaredy-cats. You take a bus from Copa to the train station to travel to Bonsucesso. It takes a minimum of 90" to get to the Gondola Lift Station. The cost is around one buck to get to the gondolas. You will be traveling to 5 station with locals that use it to travel from the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016

I had some mixed feelings about people suggesting to go and check out the famous favelas from above, but then we decided to go and, frankly, it was an eye opener. I was thinking about these areas about something like what I saw in other countries where you'd be surrounded by beggars and hungry children, but favelas in Rio is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015

Unlike many private tours organizing a visit to favelas, this one is free (5 R$ pp, 1,50 USD), and it offers you to visit them, a lot of them, at time that suits you. First you'll have to take a taxi to a starting station Bonsuccesso. It is pretty far from any tourist place in Rio. It's on the northern... More 

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