"Po de Acar" Top 5 Page for this destination Sugarloaf Mountain - Po de Aucar Tip by Willettsworld

Po de Acar (sugarloaf in English) was originally called pau-nh-acugua (high, pointed peak) by the indigenous Tupi people. The Portuguese developed the original name to their own use as the rock's shape reminded them of the conical loaves in which refined sugar was sold. The rock rises 396m above the surrounding sea and is a most thing to see in Rio. Seen from it's peak, the views of Rio make it the most beautiful city in the world. From high up you can see the arc of the whole sandy beach of Capacabana, the beaches or Botafogo, Flamengo and Gloria, the office towers of Centro and a great view of the statue of Christ the Redeemer. It's common sense but try and go on a clear day but also go at sunset.

Address: Avenida Pasteur, 520 - Urca, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 04719-001, Brazil
Directions: East of Morro da Urca (Hooker Hill) park
Phone: +55 21 2546-8400
Website: http://www.bondinho.com.br

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  • Written Oct 2, 2005
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