Sugar Loaf Mountain

TripExpert Score based on reviews in 7 publications
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7 expert recommendations


Afar Magazine

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



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.


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 →


Frommer's 34

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


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 →

Avoid cloudy days.

Michelin Guide 55

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

When the sun goes down, the panorama is absolutely magical but as such it draws heavy crowds.

Travel + Leisure

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

Sugarloaf Mountain, or Pão de Açúcar, is a must-visit for anyone exploring Rio. Like most view-oriented attractions, it's best taken in on a cloudless day, in early morning to avoid crowds.

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