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Pão de Açúcar - Sugarloaf Mountain


In my last post, I wrote about Corcovado and the Christ statue. I also wanted to write about another small mountain that tourists visit in Rio de Janeiro - Sugarloaf Mountain. Sugarloaf (Pão de Açúcar in Portuguese) is not as high as Corcovado (396 meters), but it it closer to the city center so the views are excellent. To get up, you take two cable cars - the first one takes you to a smaller mountain where there are also some beautiful sights, before you board the second one to the highest peak. The first cable car was built in 1912. The views are GREAT!

The cable car:

Flamengo Beach:

The beautiful neighbourhood of Urca:

Rio with Cristo Redentor in the upper right corner:

Comments (4)

I'm loving your Brazil series. Thanks for posting the great pictures!

Me too (what Marta said)! This is so fascinating - thanks!

Wow, riding that cable car is definitely not for anyone fearful of heights! Great photos!! There is a girl at our school that subs who is from Brazil. It is great learing more about this interesting place. Is it always hazy or is that smog?

Thanks for your comments, guys!

Girasoli, it was hazy that particular day but not always.

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