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Sugar Loaf Cable Car
Sugar Loaf Cable Car

Sugar Loaf Cable Car

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Av. Pasteur, 520 - Urca, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22290-240, Brazil
+55 21 2546-8433
http://www.bondinho.com.br/en/home/
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Sugar Loaf is one of Rio's iconic sights, offering a dramatic view of the mountains and bay below. Coconuts and juice are for sale, perfect on a hot summer's day, and to calm the nerves after the ... Read more
dizzying ride on the bodinho (funicular) that ports tourists and Brazilians to the peak.

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Local from Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

A must in Rio. The ride up the cable car is a fantastic experience! Once up there, you get some fantastic view points of the city!

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Santa Monica, California, USA

Rock climbed up the side of sugarloaf via italianos. A unique urban climbing experience. My guide from climb in Rio was spectacular!

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Elkader, Iowa, USA

Incredibly rewarding hike up Sugar Loaf mountain! The view is incredible, and there is lots of opportunity for pictures and to see over all of Rio.

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Quezon City, Philippines

Awesome views of Rio de Janeiro from the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain which can be reached by 2 cable car rides.

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San Jose, California, USA

The views from atop Sugar Loaf are amazing. You see the water and inlets, the coast and boats, the sky and horizon, the trees and the mountains...shall I go on? I could stand up here for hours just looking out over the vistas. In four words: Definitely worth going to. The lines might be daunting, but they move somewhat quickly. And when you come back down to ground level, you can walk over to the beach across the street for some street food (if you trust it) or people-watching. Or, if you're a mountain climber and you want a different perspective of the views, you can scale the mountainside!

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Los Angeles

If you're in school, don't forget to take your ID so you can get a discount when visiting Sugar Loaf. The view on top of the mountain is amazing!

I believe it was 34 real's for locals/students and a whopping 64 reals for tourists. Either way, you should go and check it out!

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London, UK

Pao de Acucar is quite an experience during the day, but at night it offers a whole new perspective over Ciudad Maravillosa. Arrive just as the sun is setting for spectacular views over the city, before waiting for the surrounding neighbourhoods to slowly light up the night sky. At night you really appreciate the scale of the favelas, as they shine bright over the business districts of the city and the beautifully lit beach of Copacabana. Also in the distance you'll be able to see the impressive Christ the Redeemer, casting a watchful eye as the city descends into darkness.

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San Francisco, California, USA

Get gorgeous views of Rio from Pão de Açúcar which translates to Sugarloaf Mountain in English. It's worth riding the cable car to the top and soaking in the views from the granite and quartz mountain.

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Brasília, Brazil

The best thing to do is going to SugarLoaf Mountain. Just forget the Christ, go straight to here and you will have the best experience over the mountains.

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Cupertino, California, USA
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If anyone decides to make a trip to Brazil going to the Sugar Loaf is a MUST! You get a beautiful view of the city from all angles of the mountain. The "loaf" itself is fun to walk around with many picturesque moments. There is food readily available and you have to take a gondola to different parts of the sugarloaf.

There are animals wandering around and even some spiky tropical fruit hanging, from the looks it seems to be jackfruit.

I'd say it's good to dedicate half a day to experiencing the Sugar Loaf.

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Sugar Loaf is the most visited place in Rio.....if you would like to have a 20 min walk or a 5 min bus ride you will arrive in Urca ....Where you can catch the Gondola ride to the top of Sugarloaf. On the way back you can stop by the RIO SUL Shopping Center to check out the latest Brazilian fashions.
Also on the way you can stop by at Botafogo Futebal Club to visited one of the famous soccer teams in RIO.

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One of the must go to places in Rio. The earlier you go the better, it becomes very crowded sometimes. An alternative is to do it with one of the tour groups, they know the ropes.
Very close to the entrance is a lovely small beach, the Red Beach. There is also a very beautiful walking trail at the end of the beach next to the small school. It winds along the side of the mountain and has great views of the sea. Lots of birds and marmosets.
The price is expensive, but it is a must.

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Los Angeles, California, USA

Beautiful place Rio from the top , I'm recommended in the beautiful clear day or otherwise you cant see anything from the top.

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Brooklyn, New York State

One thing every visitor to Rio should see is Pão de Açúcar (Sugarloaf Mountain), or more specifically, the view from atop this 395-meter-high peak. Staring out over the city, with a cocktail in hand (there's a well-sited drink stand on the summit), you'd have a hard time imagining a more stunning urban landscape anywhere in the world. The two-stage aerial cable car up to the top adds to the magic, though for those who'd like a more intense workout, you can also climb your way to the top (it's not as steep on the backside), with a reputable adventure outfit like Crux EcoAventura (www.cruxecoaventura.com.br/en-us).

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São Paulo, Brazil

The sugar loaf is one of the most popular attractions in Rio. The two round shaped rocks interconnected by cable cars offer a beautiful view of the Guanabara bay. The lines to the cable cars are huge so make sure you arrive early and buy your tickets online beforehand. The first cable car will take you to Morro da Urca, where there is a food court and a theater playing a movie of the history of the cable cars. There you can take the second cable car that will take you to the taller rock, the sugar loaf. The sace at the top is very limited but you can squeeze in and see some amazing views. Make sure it's not cloudy when you go, otherwise you won't see a thing.

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Denver, Colorado, USA

A classic Rio de Janeiro site, the Sugar Loaf stands almost 1,300 feet above the Guanabara Bay, giving visitors a spectacular view of the city and the ocean beyond. Two pillbox-shaped cable cars take you to the top (you've got to switch cable cars at a lower peak). They run every 20 minutes from 8am to 8pm daily; ticket prices are around R$45 (adults) and R$22 (kids). The photos I took from the top are still some of my favorites from my first trip to Rio....

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Santa Clara, California, USA

Sugar Loaf Mountain is 396 meters (1,299 feet) and is accessible by cable car. The cable car ride is steep and you quickly get an idea how massive and high the mountain is. It's great but make sure you go when it's not cold, wet, or rainy outside.

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Absolutely breath taking. A must do when visiting Rio. I also saw lots of cute monkeys on the mountain.

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Osasco, Brazil

The view from Pao de Acucar is even better than from Corcovado, in my opinion. Plane spotters will love the take-offs from Santos Dumont airport, the planes heading straight for Pao de Acucar initially, before veering off to the North.

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Osasco, Brazil

I've been there in the morning and at night time. It doesn't matter because the view is fantastic.
If you need to choose betwen Sugar Loaf and Christ Redeemer, choose Sugar Loaf.

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Aliases: Pão de Açúcar, Pao de Acucar

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