Pedra do Telégrafo is Brazil’s Most Photographed Rock

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Certain tourist attractions owe their enormous popularity to the fact they look good in pictures, and that’s certainly the case with Pedra do Telégrafo. This rock formation in Brazil became a social media sensation due to an optical illusion that makes it look like a dangerous cliff-edge.

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Pedra do Telégrafo (Telegraph’s Rock) is a great photo op, and pictures you see online make it seem like people performed dangerous stunts to snap them. In reality, though, this rock is located mere 9.8 feet from the ground, and no one puts themselves in harm’s way to take a perfect selfie.

Pedra do Telégrafo is a popular spot with adrenaline seekers visiting Brazil, and it’s really fun to come up with creative ways to take your own perfect shot. The wild beaches of Rio de Janeiro will be in the backdrop of your photo, but you’ll have to hike up the mountain for 30 minutes and wait to take your turn.

This place is often packed with tourists despite the fact it takes around 90 minutes to reach it from Rio’s Copacabana neighborhood. You can also book a tour or try taking a bus to Barra de Guaratiba, just make sure it’s not misty or cloudy outside so your money shot wouldn’t be ruined.