Sugarloaf Mountain (Portuguese: Pão de Açúcar pronounced [ˈpɐ̃w̃ d͡ʒ(i) ɐˈsukaʁ]) is a peak situated in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, at the mouth of Guanabara Bay on a peninsula that juts out into the Atlantic Ocean. Rising 396 m (1,299 ft) above the harbor, 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 and beyond.
The mountain is one of several monolithic granite and quartz mountains that rise straight from the water's edge around Rio de Janeiro. Geologically, it is considered part of a family of steep-sided rock outcroppings known as non-inselberg bornhardts.
DrArpan Bhatt | Apr 18, 2018
Sugarloaf mountain is a couplet of mountains within the periphery of Rio. The beauty is that there are cable cars to travel to these mountain tops. That journey itself is enjoyable as it gives a wonderful view of whole Rio from the top. The evening sunset scene and the lighted beaches are pretty awesome sights. The illuminated statue of Christ The Redeemer also looks very beautiful from a distance. If you happen to be in Rio, do not miss out this place.
Jac's BuzzTravel | May 28, 2018
I've been to the summit 3 times. First time I went up the shortest mountain by foot (which I recommend btw) and then took the cable car to reach the peak of the Sugarloaf. On the way to the first mountain I met many of these cute, little monkeys with white hair on their head. So adorable :). The view from the Sugarloaf will not disappoint you.
Allan Herrod | May 5, 2018
Arguably the number one best site to see in Rio. The views are extraordinary, the cable car ride is impressive, and the whole experience is sublime. Given as many people as this attraction handles, it manages to provide an more relaxed and pleasant time than I would have expected. Well worth the trip, but it is highly recommended that you but your tickets in advance to abide waiting in the line. And it is also a good idea to go later in the day since the light gets better as it gets closer to sunset and sunset is well worth staying for.
VJ | Mar 17, 2018
Must do if you visiting Rio. Going all the way to the top in cable cars gives some fantastic views of the city. It is very popular and obviously gets very crowded. It can eat up more than half of your day so make sure you plan ahead. The best time is to go late afternoon so you catch the sunset and view of the city and mountains in lights. Christ the redeemer also shines beautifully at night with a bright light on the statue. There is parking nearby but it is expensive. If you can use public transport, do it. Take a good camera because there will be lots to shoot!
João Barroso de Mello | Jun 26, 2018
Weather is unpredictable. It's better to go there when there is a sunny day. Scheduled days may result in a foggy view. Still nice.
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