Scenic Overlooks

Sugar Loaf Mountain (Pão de Açúcar)

Access to the Urca Hill is by two cable-car stages.  The first stage travels some 1900 feet from Praia Vermelha to a height of 722 feet above sea level, with a beautiful view of Botafogo and the Guanabara Bay. Here you will find a heliport, a panoramic restaurant and an amphitheater.  The second stage of the cable car covers 2460 feet to the top of Sugar Loaf, at a height of 1300 feet.  From this viewpoint, you have an uninterrupted view over the bay to Niterói, flanked by beaches and lagoons.  For the most romantic view, go at sunset.

Avenida Pasteur, 520 – Urca
Tel: 21 2461-2700 / 2546-8400
Web Site:
Hours: Daily, 8-7:50pm / Tickets: R$ 44,00

From Downtown – Bus – 107 – Nas principais avenidas do Centro e da Lapa;
Subway / Bus intercity – to Botafogo station and bus to Urca.
From South Zone – Bus – 511 e 512

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