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Address: Av. Pasteur, 520, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22290-255, Brazil
Phone Number:
+55 21 2546 8433
08:00 - 19:45
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 19:45
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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part of an organised trip - would have been good to spend a bit more time there as plenty to see. The views on a clear day, amazing

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

part of an organised trip - would have been good to spend a bit more time there as plenty to see. The views on a clear day, amazing

Thank Gina P
Vancouver, Washington
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154 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The views from up there are amazing! We went in a nice sunny day and everything was beautiful! There is 2 levels the second is the best! You can walk all around and enjoy the views. We went with a tour guide and it was nice to hear the history. Bring water,it was hot and only one gift shop and... More 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We arrived at a time the line was not long, but advance planning would be needed for busy times. We spent several hours admiring the view from every vantage point. Taxis were readily available upon our departure.

Thank Lynn K
Haifa, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went with a friend. Was amazing the view is beautiful. Should not skip the second level of the mountain - its even better!

Thank Doleviko
Sunshine Coast, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We struck the weather really well yesterday and headed up to Sugarloaf early in the morning. The views were absolutely spectacular and we enjoyed every minute of it. We caught the 581 bus from Copacabana which dropped us off just around the corner from the lift. The bus driver was really helpful and told us where to get off. Nice... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Make sure you do this in a sunny day. Some people prefer to go at the end of the afternoon to see the sunset and after the evening lights. Take your own water and a hat. There is a lot more space on the top than at the Christ, you can walk around, no hurry to get down.

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Panglao Island, Philippines
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A very memorable, unique experience that makes you take in the beautiful and unique city that is Rio de Janeiro!

Thank Andrew F
Chester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Going early in the day is a must, beat the queues and have a coffee at the top! The whole experience was easy to use and very accessible with the cable cars. At the summit is a wall where you are encouraged to leave a message and having a coffee whilst taking in the amazing views of Rio de Janeiro... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A fantastic afternoon spent on the cablecar up to the Sugar Loaf. The views are utterly stunning across the whole city, the coast and back to Cristo Redentor. Lovely to walk around at the top and stretch the legs and just drink in the scenery. Probably my favourite day of our 4 in Rio. Sugar Loaf is wonderful thing to... More 

Thank Bozeman-Dublin
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Although you won't have a complete view of Rio de Janeiro, Pão de Açúcar will certainly give you an excellent pick of the most famous and attractive part of the city. And as a plus you'll get to ride the cable car, famous for one of James Bond's movie scene. It's safe to bring the family and you won't experience... More 

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Urca is one of the oldest areas in Rio. Known for its incredible views of the city, the neighbourhood runs along Guanabara bay, providing visitors with an opportunity to watch the sunset from one of Rio’s greatest natural treasures: Sugarloaf Mountain (Pao de Acucar). It is said that the locals in Urca are “bon vivant,” which is one of the reasons the area attracts people of all styles and ages. Urca is the perfect place to take a stroll and appreciate the area’s beautiful architecture, enjoy a cocktail and some delicious seafood pastries at a bar, or bring a bottle of wine and enjoy it while sitting anywhere along the stone seawall known as the “mureta.”
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