Sugarloaf Mountain, Rio de Janeiro

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Ride or walk to the city’s iconic Sugarloaf Mountain, named in the 16th century after the conical shape of a concentrated loaf of sugar, which it strongly resembles. The mountain is located at the mouth of Guanabara Bay, on a peninsula sticking out into the Atlantic Ocean. Towering 396 m (1,299 ft) above the bay, the mountain is one of several monolithic granite and quartz formations rising from the water’s edge. To reach the summit, you can take one of two glass-walled cable cars, which operate continuously throughout the day. These bubble-shaped cars, which can hold up to 65 people each and run along a 1,400-meter (4,593 ft) scenic route, offer passengers 360-degree views of the surrounding city. Use our Rio de Janeiro day trip site to add Sugarloaf Mountain and other attractions to your Rio de Janeiro vacation plans.
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  • Since the weather had been cloudy for the first few days of our trip, I waited and luckily the last full day in Rio was clear. I booked tickets direct and used an Uber to the mountain from our hotel.....  more
    Since the weather had been cloudy for the first few days of our trip, I waited and luckily the last full day in Rio was clear. I booked tickets direct and used an Uber to the mountain from our hotel.....  more »
  • This mountain describes Rio and no visit to Rio would be complete without visiting this. a great view over the sea and city is amazing 
    This mountain describes Rio and no visit to Rio would be complete without visiting this. a great view over the sea and city is amazing  more »
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  • Symbol of Brazil. You must see it, when in town.
  • The best view of Rio, you only get if you go there

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