Sugarloaf Mountain, Brazil
Ranked #7 in Brazil Tourism
Sugarloaf Mountain, Brazil is a remarkable mountain overlooking Rio de Janeiro situated at the opening of Guanabbara Bay in south eastern Brazil. It is known as ”Pao de Acucar” in Portuguese and gets its name as it resembles a refined sugar block used in the 19th century. Standing 1300 ft tall, made of granite and quartz, Sugarloaf Mountain is a hotspot for rock climbers.
Sugarloaf Mountain (“Pao de Acucar“) Tourism
There are some interesting facts that attract tourists to this part of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Rock climbing. Sugarloaf Mountain is a famous destination in the world for urban rock climbing. Visitors can either watch rock climbers’ adventurous attempt or give it a try themselves. There are other mountains open for the public for rock climbing as well. All together there are almost 270 routes to go around in this area.
Many Hollywood blockbusters have featured Sugarloaf Mountain in Brazil. Its debut on screen was way back in 1942 in the film “Now Voyager” with Bette Davis; James Bond film “Moonraker” in 1979 and is also referred in the famous cartoon “The Simpsons.”
Cable car drive. There are two cable cars that take visitors to the mountain. You can enjoy the spectacular view of Rio de Janeiro from a height of about 1,296 feet. The cable cars are enclosed by bubble-shaped glass panels which give a unique view of the surrounding city, a tranquil bay, and a bright ocean.