Pedra da Gávea

Pedra da Gávea

The face in the mountain

Located in Tijuca Forest in Rio stands this monolithic mountain, the Pedra da Gávea. The monolith is composed of gneiss and granite and it is 844 meters high and also one of the highest mountains in the world whose base ends directly in the ocean. The trails date back to the early 1800s when they were mainly used by the local population of farmers.

This mountain is also the first mountain in Brazil that was named in Portuguese in 1502, by an expeditions sailor that compared its silhouette to that of a topsail.

The erosion and different weatherings have left several cavities in the surface which resemble a stylised human face in the granite. A sight to behold from the skies.

Nearby flights

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Barra da Tijuca helicopter flight

HeliRio helipad

With this trip you’ll see Rio de Janeiro coast line like you’ve never seen it before! This flight offers incredible views and a unique perspective. After our take off we fly out over Recreio Beaches, Reserva e Barra da Tijuca, Golfe Olímpico, Joá e Joatinga, Pedra da Gávea and Parque Olímpico. Come fly with us and get bedazzled!