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Sugar Loaf Mountain

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Statue of Christ the Redeemer

Both are recommended by those who travel for a living. On balance, Sugar Loaf Mountain scores significantly better than Statue of Christ the Redeemer. Sugar Loaf Mountain ranks #1 in Rio de Janeiro with approval from 7 publications like Travel + Leisure, Fodor's and Lonely Planet.

Both are recommended by those who travel for a living. On balance, Sugar Loaf Mountain scores significantly better than Statue of Christ the Redeemer. Sugar Loaf Mountain ranks #1 in Rio de Janeiro with approval from 7 publications like Travel + Leisure, Fodor's and Lonely Planet.

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
  • 55

    Afar Magazine

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

  • 12

    Travel + Leisure

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

  • 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.

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85
#11 in Rio de Janeiro

R. Cosme Velho, 513 - Cosme Velho- Rio de Janeiro -RJ, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22241 125

  • 4 endorsements
  • 55

    Afar Magazine

    Behold the largest Art Deco statue in the world! The Cristo Redentor is one of the best monuments. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    Atop Corcovado (which means ‘hunchback’), Cristo Redentor gazes out over Rio, a placid expression on his wellcrafted face. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 55

    The statue of Christ the Redeemer, which looks out over Rio from atop Corcovado, has become the universal emblem of the city. Full Review →

  • 12

    Travel + Leisure

    The Christ the Redeemer statue, high atop Corcovado mountain, is the most famous icon of Rio—and one of the best-known attractions in the world Full Review →

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