"Take the cable car!" Sugarloaf Mountain - Pão de Açucar Tip by tere1

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  • Sugarloaf - Rio de Janeiro
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  • the cable car (bondinho) - Rio de Janeiro
      the cable car (bondinho)
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The height and unmistakable outline of Sugarloaf makes it one of the main attractions of Rio de Janeiro.

The most popular way of reaching the top is to take the cable car ( bondinho). Going up, you will first pass by the Praia Vermelha (Red Beach). Reaching the top, you will find out the Sugarloaf offers incredible views of the oceans and beaches, the city and the mountains as far away as the Tijuca National Park.

Access to the cable car is located across the General Tiburcio square and tickets for both legs are sold at the ground station for $8 per person. The station holds a basic infrastructure comprising souvenir stores, toilets, an information office, schedule boards and photographs of the cable car history.

The service runs every 30 minutes from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm.

Address: Avenida Pasteur, 520 - Urca
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 Aug 26, 2006
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