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Sugar Loaf Mountain

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Paco Imperial

Both are highly recommended by travel writers. On balance, Sugar Loaf Mountain ranks significantly higher than Paco Imperial. Sugar Loaf Mountain scores 97 with positive reviews from 7 sources such as Afar Magazine, Fodor's and Michelin Guide.

Both are highly recommended by travel writers. On balance, Sugar Loaf Mountain ranks significantly higher than Paco Imperial. Sugar Loaf Mountain scores 97 with positive reviews from 7 sources such as Afar Magazine, Fodor's 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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84
#14 in Rio de Janeiro

Praca 15 de Novembro 48, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro

  • 4 endorsements
  • 6

    Fodor's

    This two-story building with thick stone walls and an ornate entrance was built in 1743, and for the next 60 years was the headquarters for Brazil's captains (viceroys). Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 35

    For 2 centuries this was the nerve center of Brazil, serving as vice-regal palace and then as the seat of imperial power from 1808 until the fall of the monarchy in 1888. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet

    The building was neglected for many years but has been restored and is used for exhibitions and concerts; its cinema frequently screens foreign and art-house films. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 55

    The Imperial Palace stands at the heart of the Praça XV. Now one of the city's foremost cultural centres, it holds temporary exhibitions of painting and sculpture and has its own cinema. Full Review →

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