Pao De Acucar, Rio De Janeiro

Currently Open [Closes at 08:00 pm]
  • Address: Av. Pasteur, 520 - Urca, Rio de Janeiro, 22290-240, Brazil
  • Timings: 08:00 am - 08:00 pm Details
  • Phone: 55-2125468400
  • Ticket Price: 53 BRL
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Peak, Nature
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About Pao De Acucar, Rio De Janeiro

This peak located at the mouth of the Guanabara Bay is another popular destination in the city of Rio. The peak is largely conical in shape and goes by the popular name of Sugarloaf Mountain. The name is said to have originated in the 16th century when sugarcane cultivation was a booming industry in the country.

The shape of the mountain is said to closely resemble a slab of loaf sugar, hence the name. The interesting point about this peak is that it is more commonly associated to a vantage point more than a national historical location like the nearby Corcovado peak. It is certainly a good idea to take advantage of the Birdseye view from the top.

Pao De Acucar Information

  • The cable car trips will provide a 360 degree view of the entire city and is thoroughly enjoyable. 

Pao De Acucar Ticket Prices

  • Cable Car Ticekt For Adults - R$44, For Children (6-12yrs) - R$22.

How To reach Pao De Acucar by Public Transport

  • Set of cable cars that depart at twenty minute intervals

Restaurants Near Pao De Acucar

  • Market – Brazilian, Health bistro
  • Zaza Bistro Tropical – local cuisine

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Pao De Acucar, Rio De Janeiro Reviews

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  • Great views of the city from the top. Definitely go to the second peak, as this was the better one for us in terms of views. They have made really nice areas at the tops for walking around and view points. Food and drinks are more expensive at the top as expected. If you can be t the 2nd peak for sun set, you will get some great shots with Christ the redeemer in the background.

  • Amazing view! Well organized and if you go early there is no queue and you ll be up in a few minutes. There are restaurants when you arrive at the top and you can stay for a coffee before going back down.

  • Very nice views, especially during sunset. Waiting times were short. Saw monkeys. Would recommend doing the short walk around the top of the second cable car down past the bar.

  • We visited Sugar Load as part of an organized tour and highly recommend it. The the included admission and the tour guide helped us to bypass some of the lines and get straight to the top without any wrong turns. The view was spectacular, but so were the crowds. Definitely worth a visit!

  • A very well maintained attraction. I didn't know what to expect at first, but the cable car and the views were very good and I had a good time with my girl. Very pricey, R$ 80 for each ticket. Make sure to bring your camera and take a lot of pictures to get your money's worth.

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