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Sugar Loaf Mountain

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National History Museum

Both are rated highly by professionals. On balance, Sugar Loaf Mountain is the choice of most writers compared to National History Museum. Sugar Loaf Mountain ranks #1 in Rio de Janeiro with endorsements from 7 reviewers including Fodor's, Lonely Planet and Michelin Guide.

Both are rated highly by professionals. On balance, Sugar Loaf Mountain is the choice of most writers compared to National History Museum. Sugar Loaf Mountain ranks #1 in Rio de Janeiro with endorsements from 7 reviewers including Fodor'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
  • 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 →

  • 55

    Afar Magazine

    You must go to Sugarloaf Mountain. It has beautiful views of the entire city. Full Review →

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88
#6 in Rio de Janeiro

Praca Marechal Ancora, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro

  • 4 endorsements
  • 6

    Fodor's

    The building that houses the National History Museum dates from 1762, though some sections—such as the battlements—were erected as early as 1603. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 35

    This is the place for anyone looking for a good overview of Brazilian history from Cabral's arrival in 1500 to the present. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    Housed in the colonial arsenal, which dates from 1764, the impressive Museu Histórico Nacional contains historic relics relating to the history of Brazil. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 55

    The National History Museum boasts impressive collections which will be of inestimable value to anyone interested in Brazil's history. Full Review →

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