Sugarloaf Mountain

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The Sugarloaf Mountain (Pão de Açúcar) is a major landmark in Rio de Janeiro, dramatically rising 396 metres at the mouth of Guanabara Bay. It gets its name from its shape, which resembles the rounded, conical blocks in which refined sugar was sold till the 19th century. The peak offers gorgeous views of the city and harbor, and can be reached by cable-car. The ride has 2 parts - the first takes you from Praia Vermelha (Red Beach) to Morro da Urca (Urca Hill) at 220 metres, and the second takes you from Morro da Urca to Sugarloaf peak. Departing every 20 minutes, the cable-cars have transparent plexiglass walls that allow for great views of the surroundings as you ascend. The mountain is also a popular rock climbing spot, along with the neighboring Morro da Babilonia and Morro da Urca.



About Sugarloaf Mountain

 Avenida Pasteur, 520 - Urca, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

 +55 21 2546-8400

Sugarloaf Mountain and Nearby Attractions on Map

Nearby Attractions km / mile
Avenida Atlantica

Avenida Atlantica(2.3 km)
Avenida Atlantica is a 4 km long seaside stretch alongside Copacabana beach, spanning the entire length of the neighbourhoods of Copacabana and Leme.

Claudio Coutinho Trail

Claudio Coutinho Trail(0.9 km)
The Pista Claudio Coutinho is a 2km paved trail in the midst of lush greenery along the Morro Do Urca that offers breathtaking views of the Praia Vermelha (Red Beach).

Oi Futuro

Oi Futuro(3.2 km)
Formerly a telephone museum, Oi Futuro now hosts a fine gallery with temporary exhibitions of digital art or art with interactive media.

Museu Carmen Miranda

Museu Carmen Miranda(2 km)
The Carmen Miranda Museum showcases a collection of photographs, posters, musical recordings, and, of course, gigantic fruity hats worn by the singing star.

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