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Sugar Loaf Mountain

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Maracanã Stadium

Both are rated highly by expert reviewers. On balance, Sugar Loaf Mountain scores significantly higher than Maracanã Stadium. Sugar Loaf Mountain is ranked #1 in Rio de Janeiro with praise from 7 reviewers such as Fodor's, Michelin Guide and Concierge.

Both are rated highly by expert reviewers. On balance, Sugar Loaf Mountain scores significantly higher than Maracanã Stadium. Sugar Loaf Mountain is ranked #1 in Rio de Janeiro with praise from 7 reviewers such as Fodor's, Michelin Guide and Concierge.

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 →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 55

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

  • 12

    Travel + Leisure

    Sugarloaf Mountain, or Pão de Açúcar, is a must-visit for anyone exploring Rio Full Review →

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87
#9 in Rio de Janeiro

Rua Professor Eurico Rabelo, Gate 16, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro

  • 6 endorsements
  • 14

    Concierge

    Maracanã, the largest soccer stadium in the world, plays host to Flamengo's home game.

  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    Many fans have witnessed many historic sports moments at this stadium that hosted the 1950 World Cup and was the venue where the soccer star Pelé scored his 1,000th goal. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 35

    The best way to experience the Maracanã stadium is with a couple hundred thousand other fans at one of the big games. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 53

    Maracanã Stadium has mythical status... its pitches have welcomed all the greats: Pelé, Ronaldo, Maradona. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 53

    This mythical stadium was the scene of Pelé's legendary 1000th goal Full Review →

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