Avenida Pasteur, 520,
Rio de Janeiro

Sugar Loaf Mountain is a peak or headland located in the centre of Rio de Janeiro city. There are two cable cars which operate trips to the top of the mountain, the first stops at Ucra hill and the second runs to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain where you will see spectacular views of Rio de Janeiro.

The idea to run cable cars to the top of the mountain was thought out by the Brazilian engineer Augusto Ferreira Ramos in 1908 and it was opened in 1912. And so today, a glass cable car, more commonly known as bondinho will take you to the top of the mountain. If you are the more adventurous type then you can also try climbing Sugar Loaf Mountain. When you reach the top you will be able to take a well deserved refreshment break as there are various places to buy drinks, beer or the national cocktail cahipirinha.

The mountain is almost 400m high in the centre of Rio de Janeiro and offers panoramic views of Guanabara Bay.

Rio de Janeiro Travel Guide

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