Pao de Acucar, Rio de Janeiro

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Ride or walk to the city’s iconic Pao de Acucar, named in the 16th century after the conical shape of a concentrated loaf of sugar, which it strongly resembles. The mountain is located at the mouth of Guanabara Bay, on a peninsula sticking out into the Atlantic Ocean. Towering 396 m (1,299 ft) above the bay, the mountain is one of several monolithic granite and quartz formations rising from the water’s edge. To reach the summit, you can take one of two glass-walled cable cars, which operate continuously throughout the day. These bubble-shaped cars, which can hold up to 65 people each and run along a 1,400-meter (4,593 ft) scenic route, offer passengers 360-degree views of the surrounding city. Use our Rio de Janeiro day trip site to add Pao de Acucar and other attractions to your Rio de Janeiro vacation plans.
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  • All very nice, too bad for the cloned credit card using the official ticket office placed inside the station.
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  • Sobi by the slope Trail Claudio Coutinho... A trail easy to climb and very pleasant. Safe Place and the beach red and very libda, leaving FII ate the railing of the Urca
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  • The cable car service is well organised an efficient. The trip up is great with fantastic views. There's also some reasonably priced eateries and marvellous photo opportunities at the top. Can highly ...  more »
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