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Sugar Loaf Mountain

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Botanical Garden

Both Sugar Loaf Mountain and Botanical Garden are rated very highly by expert reviewers. Overall, Sugar Loaf Mountain is preferred by most reviewers compared to Botanical Garden. Sugar Loaf Mountain comes in at #1 in Rio de Janeiro with positive reviews from 7 reviews like Frommer's, Lonely Planet and Michelin Guide.

Both Sugar Loaf Mountain and Botanical Garden are rated very highly by expert reviewers. Overall, Sugar Loaf Mountain is preferred by most reviewers compared to Botanical Garden. Sugar Loaf Mountain comes in at #1 in Rio de Janeiro with positive reviews from 7 reviews like Frommer's, Lonely Planet and Michelin Guide.

tripexpert score
97
#1 in Rio de Janeiro
location

Av. Pasteur, 520, Urca, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22290-240

endorsements
  • 7 endorsements
  • 14

    Concierge

    On sunny, clear days, the cable car ride up to 700-foot Morro da Urca and then on to the taller, 1,300-foot Pão de Açucar is a classic Rio experience.

  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    The indigenous Tupi people originally called the soaring 396-meter (1,300-foot) granite block at the mouth of Baía de Guanabara pau-nh-acugua (high, pointed peak). Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 34

    Along with samba, beaches, and beautiful women, the Sugarloaf remains one of the original and enduring Rio attractions. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    Seen from the peak of Pão de Açúcar, Rio is undoubtedly the most beautiful city in the world. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 55

    Sugarloaf Mountain, the rocky peak named after the shape of its outline... affords an uninterrupted view over Rio. Full Review →

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91
#3 in Rio de Janeiro

Rua Jardim Botanico 1008, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro

  • 6 endorsements
  • 14

    Concierge

    Founded in 1808 by King Dom João VI, it covers an impressive 338 acres of the city, giving Cariocas a real oasis within the city limits.

  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    The 340-acre Botanical Garden contains more than 5,000 species of tropical and subtropical plants and trees, including 900 varieties of palms. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 33

    In the 2 centuries since its founding by Emperor Dom João VI, the botanical garden has grown to 141 hectares (348 acres) and added 6,000 species of tropical plants and trees to its collection. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet

    This exotic 137-hectare garden, with over 8000 plant species, was designed by order of the Prince Regent Dom João (later to become Dom João VI) in 1808. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 55

    The Jardim Bôtanico is home to countless tropical species: royal palms, giant bamboos, medicinal plants, the famous Pau-Brasil. Full Review →

  • Read all reviews →
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