Sugarloaf Mountain Tavel Guide

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  • Sugarloaf Mountain Tavel Guide

Sugarloaf Mountain (Pão de Açúcar) is a peak situated in Rio de Janeiro, at the mouth of Guanabara Bay on a peninsula that sticks out into the Atlantic Ocean. Its name is said to refer to its resemblance to the traditional shape of concentrated refined loaf sugar. It is known worldwide for its cableway and panoramic views of the city.

A glass-walled cablecar is the only way to reach the summit, it was built in 1912, capable of holding 65 passengers, runs along a 1400-meter route between the peaks of Pão de Açúcar and Morro da Urca every 20 minutes. To reach the summit, passengers take two cable cars. The first ascends to the shorter Morro da Urca, 220 meters high. The second car ascends to Pão de Açúcar. From here, you can overlooking Christ the Redeemer, Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas and Copacabana Beach.