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Address: Av. Pasteur, 520 - Urca, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22290-240, Brazil
Phone Number: +55 (21) 2546-8433
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Two of Rio's Best: Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain Tour

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Beautiful spot for a sunset view of the city and The Redeemer statue and the amazing hills

A must see location in Rio! We hiked up the first section instead of taking the cable car. You can still get great views for free if you want to do that. Then take the cable... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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US, formerly Netherlands
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A must see location in Rio! We hiked up the first section instead of taking the cable car. You can still get great views for free if you want to do that. Then take the cable car to the top of Sugarloaf. Time it for sunset - beautiful

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Panoramic view of Rio from a very near location. Access is ease, we used local bus to get there. The price is reasonable. Fantastic.

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Espoo, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Half day is enough for the visit. Views are great, but Corcovado is much higher so don't forget to do that as well. There are some stairs, but mainly you can avoid those. The cable cars take you there and back easily so the trip suits pretty much to everyone.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Clean facilities, well organized, easy to go. Beautiful views and pleasant cool breezes. Reasonable turn around times for line-ups. Safe trams.

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BonnyScotland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went as part of a tour, great place on every level, go early to avoid the queues. The views are amazing.

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Bretagne
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

An easy and a must see in Rio. The views from both levels are incredible, make sure you go on a clear day. And watch the climber on the side of the sugar loaf: it is mind blowing how they manage to climb up the cone. Take half a day, don't rush the visit

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milton keynes
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This has got to be the best trip in Rio! You don't have to queue very long to get in the cable car to the first level and then on up to the second level. An incredible view all over Rio on a cloudless day but so high you could find the view limited with high cloud blowing around. One... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The views are amazing and the actual experience could not be more different from Christ Redeemer statue. Cable car access is cheap, fuss free, quick and efficient. Fewer than half as many staff but they actually do something. Not as charming but a far better experience and similarly dramatic views.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was a long wait in the ticket lineups, so if you can book ahead online, do it. Budget a full half day or more, because waiting for each gondola takes time. But it is so worth it. We were lucky enough to choose the first sunny day after tons of rain, so we had clear views of beautiful Rio,... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Rio is a city where you can get amazing views from many places, the view from Sugarloaf however is stunning. The best time of day to go is sunset, as this gives you a spectacular view of the sun setting behind Christo Redentor and great photo op's.

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Urca
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.”