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:
The beautiful neighbourhood of Urca:
Rio with Cristo Redentor in the upper right corner: