Who does not like to visit a lookout point which has a magnificent view? Known as the Marvelous City, the Rio de Janeiro has several lookouts to enjoy its beauties. So check this peak we’ll show you. Dona Marta Viewpoint is a magnificent tour with a stunning look that always yields great moments and beautiful photos. Best of all is that the access is easy (no need hike) and the entrance is free!
Dona Marta Viewpoint
Situated 364 meters above sea level, well on top of the pacified favela of Santa Marta, the view from Dona Marta Viewpoint is as impressive as the view of Christ the Redeemer Statue. To be honest, it’s one of the most beautiful views of Rio de Janeiro. With its privileged geographical position, it has a detailed look of the Marvelous City. incredible scenery as Urca, Botafogo and Flamengo beaches, Sugar Loaf, Maracana, Christ the Redeemer Statue and the Bay of Guanabara, are revealed from the top of Dona Marta lookout.
The place has a big parking lot where depending on day and time is charged R $ 2.00 for the vacancy. Also, during certain times, there is always a guard at the parking booth.
Currently, the Dona Marta Viewpoint has had policing steadily, but it is always good to have some care. Soon,
- Choose to go on weekends when the place is busier.
- Avoid going out from there getting dark.
- Preferably go in group.
How to get there
To get to the Dona Marta Viewpoint is necessary to access the road of Paineiras. So, see these tips:
Car – The shortest access to the Dona Marta Viewpoint is by the Cosme Velho neighborhood. You must go up the Cosme Velho street until almost the end of it. When you sight of a square with various bifurcations, take the first right before the square, on the street Professor Mauriti Santos. The street will go up a “lifetime” until become Almirante Alexandrino Street, a paved street where runs the tram rail in the middle (the tram is disabled). From there, you will start to see several signs to the Dona Marta Viewpoint, just follow direction Corcovado and Tijuca National Park that you will hit the road Paineiras. From there to the parking entrance are just over 1.7 km.
Bus – To get to the Dona Marta Viewpoint by bus you need to make some transfers and even walk a little. The best way is to take the metro, “jump” in Largo do Machado station and take the bus 507 to the end point. Then you have to walk around 1.8 kilometers by Paineiras road until the Dona Marta Viewpoint. The walk takes place in about 30 minutes.
Tour Why Not Brazil – If you prefer to experience the Dona Marta Viewpoint with the comfort and security you deserve, we offer various tours that go through there. Take a look on our Tour around Rio de Janeiro Main Viewpoints, and our Full Day Tour e Half Day Tour.
Track Favela Santa Marta – For the more adventurous, you can access the Dona Marta Viewpoint from a trail that begins inside the Favela Santa Marta. Do you know what’s even better? You can also make this trail at night and enjoy this visual almost alone. Of course all this is done with the accompaniment of an experienced guide and all necessary infrastructure. For more information about this tour, please contact us by email.
Well, then that’s it. I believe that by the pictures above you could see how beautiful it is the view from Dona Marta Viewpoint. I hope that our post has passed you all the tips from there, if you have any questions, please leave a comment, we’d love to help you. If you think this article can help a friend or acquaintance, please be sure to share it. And to enjoy more tips on Rio de Janeiro and Brazil follow us on Facebook and Instagram.