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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
8:00 am - 7:45 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 7:45 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Two of Rio's Best: Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain Tour

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Beautiful Views!

Went here directly after Christ the Redeemer, and thought it was much better for the views of the city. Cable car ride is short and uneventful - but the actual views from Urca... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went here directly after Christ the Redeemer, and thought it was much better for the views of the city. Cable car ride is short and uneventful - but the actual views from Urca and Sugarloaf are great. Highly recommend - go on a day where it's clear and you get great photos of the city.

Thank Ashik B
Brenham, Tx
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The cable car ride up to the top of Sugarloaf is just incredible! Rio may be one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Every direction you look out from on Sugarloaf is awesome. The cars are very efficiently run and wait times di not exist.

Thank Gary L
Naperville, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visiting Sugarloaf provided a great view of the city. It is a pretty quick ride to the top of Sugarloaf. The first stop enroute provides a scenic look as well. In addition, it is a great place to stop if you are afraid to travel all the way to the top.

Thank LoveBruges
Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Take the two cable cars to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain for the most spectacular views. Everything is well organised and there is very little waiting. The views across to Christ the Redeemer are breath taking. There is the chance to do a helicopter ride over Rio and it is well worth it - absolutely brilliant views. The helicopter station... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

One the best places in Rio de Janeiro. You need to see the city above this hill at least once on your life.

Thank zica z
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Don't miss this !! Look down on planes landing! It's better than Google earth haha worth the wait and expense

Thank Mark R
Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nice trip up in the cable car ,we went early and had no problem with queues as we had heard but we were there for about 9.30

Thank Burnie_8
Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My family and I loved it so much that we had to go ahead and visit it twice while in Rio. Our first time we discovered the bar that was about to close so we returned while awaiting our flight. We were able to capture some beautiful sunset shots with Christ the Redeemer in the background-simply awesome!

Thank stowler
New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The trip above and back is well managed and the view is great specially from second level. Must visit

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The panoramic views of Rio from here are amazing, you take 2 cable cars up to the top. At the first stop there are photo opportunities in an old style cable car and a lovely statue, one of many that can be found all over Rio to pose beside. This is a trip that is mainly for the view that... 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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