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Address: Av. Pasteur, 520 - Urca, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22290-240, Brazil
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Sugarloaf has amazing views of rio. We went on a hazy day but it was still beautiful. We took the cable cars twice but you can hike to Urca Hill and then take the cable car.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Sugarloaf has amazing views of rio. We went on a hazy day but it was still beautiful. We took the cable cars twice but you can hike to Urca Hill and then take the cable car.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

However you decide to get there, do it. It is breathtakingly beautiful. I've seen a lot of vista points and this one is way better than most. Take a stroll around the park on a very top. It offers additional beautiful views.

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Seabrook, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

The views from here are outstanding. And go to Red Beach below, when you exit (a short walk to the right), as the cove there is beautiful. Also nice restaurant with a beach/water view.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

It gets crowded but you have an awesome view from up there. you can buy yht ticket on site, bring a lot of wáter, it is really hot inside the elevator. worth the visit

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Not to speak badly of the other viewpoints in this amazing city, but Pao de Acucar easily wins when it comes to breathtaking views. If your time is somewhat limited and you’re forced to choose between visiting, say, Pao de Acucar or Corcovado; I would definitely recommend you to opt for Pao de Acucar.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Took the lifts up the entire way; gorgeous view, even on a hazy day. Bring your student ID if you have one!

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Mottram St. Andrew, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This a must for every tourist who sets foot in Rio, an unforgettable cable car ride with panoramic views of the City.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Just the most beautiful views of Rio! Make sure the weather is nice. Sunny blue skies are ideal for amazing photos!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Good views of Rio from the top, nice cable car ride. There is a helipad on top if you want a short Rio tour by helicopter. A little overpriced though.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Sensational place to visit with panoramic views of Rio de Janerio. The cable cars were fast with no long waiting times. The views from the top were amazing. We went up in the late afternoon and stayed for sunset and until the city lights came on. It was pretty busy but a definite must do when in Rio.

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