Sugarloaf Mountain

rio de janeiro, brazil


Sugarloaf Mountain

rio de janeiro, brazil

Famous for: Nature, Mountains, Viewpoints, Cable Cars
Sugarloaf Mountain is located at the mouth of Guanabara Bay which extends and meets the Atlantic Ocean. It is named so because it looks like concentrated loaf sugar. The cable car ride to the mountain and view of the city from the Sugarloaf Mountain makes this attraction popular among the tourists. Few adventure seekers hike or mountain climb to reach the peak. This attraction is a must visit in Rio de Jaeiro.
About Contact Location
About Contact Location
event_available When to visit: january - december
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08:00 - 20:00 Everyday
hourglass_empty Duration: 3 hours
account_balance_wallet Entry Fee: R$ 71

Sugarloaf Mountain is one of the several monolithic granite and quartz mountains that rise straight from the water's edge around Rio de Janeiro. It is worldwide famous for its cableway and panoramic views of the city. Sugarloaf Mountain is listed in World Heritage Site declared by UNESCO.

The Sugarloaf Mountain is located in Urca and is next to a smaller peak known as Morro da Urca. Morro da Urca is next to Praia Vermelha where you can spend some time hiring a canoe, stand-up surf paddling or relaxing under the umbrella.

The cable car goes from a ground station, at the base of Morro da Babilônia, to Morro da Urca and then to Sugarloaf Mountain Top.

How to get to Sugarloaf Mountain ?

Cable Car:

First it takes you to the top of Urca Mountain where a second car takes you to the top of Sugarloaf.

Adults – R$76
Children under 6 years old – free
Children 6 to 12 years old – R$38
Young adults 13 to 21 years old – R$38

Timing:8 a.m. to 9 p.m

Ticket Booth: cable car station located on Avenida Pasteur on Praia Vermelha (Red Beach)


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Sugarloaf Mountain Urca Rio de Janeiro State of Rio de Janeiro Brazil
City center: Centro
Nearest airport: RIOgaleão - Tom Jobim International Airport

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