Sugarloaf Mountain, Rio de Janeiro

If you decide to visit Rio de Janeiro, there are three places you must visit – Sugarloaf Mountain, Christ the Redeemer and the Selerion Steps.

Sugarloaf Mountain

Sugarloaf Mountain is a peak situated at the mouth of Guanabara Bay on a peninsula that juts out into the Atlantic Ocean. Rising 396m (1300 ft) above the harbor, its name is said to refer to the resemblance of the traditional shape of a concentrated refined loaf sugar. I bet you are thinking of sugar right now, huh? lol.

Sugarloaf Mountain Experience

The only way to get to Sugarloaf Mountain is via a cable car with two stops along the way.

Tickets are sold at the station located at Praia Vermelha (Red Beach). The cable car service runs every 20 minutes from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm but the last ticket is at 7:50 pm.

In the lobby, you can find these beautiful dolls inspired by the Bahian people.

First Stop: Urca Mountain

The first leg of the trip is a cable car ride to the top of Urca Mountain. The one-kilometer ride gives you the first aerial view of Copacabana, Christ the Redeemer, Niteroi Bridge, and Guanabara Bay.

The higher you get, the more spectacular the view!

At the Urca stop, there are several great areas to get some gorgeous panoramas of both downtown and the coastline.

You can even see a plane as it approaches the airport.

Be sure to get your #iloverio shot for the gram and snap a photo of the colorful Elephant Parade installment.

Take in the views of Sugarloaf while you wait.

Sugarloaf Mountain

There is nothing else for me to write or say about the views. Just take a look.Okay, I leave you with a picture of my mango gelato. I couldn’t resist lol.

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