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Published on January 4th, 2013 | by iDidGo Blog Team

Pão de Açúcar: Sugar Loaf Mountain, Brazil

One of Rio’s most famous landmarks, it’s the best place to view the city, sea and mountain ranges. Take the funicular ride up for a glorious view of the Guanabara Bay, Botafogo beach to the North and Copacabana to the South, with the city spread in between. Be sure to check out the old open-air cable car on display that was used in the ’30s. There are vendors selling coconuts and juice, as well as a food and refreshments stand.

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Sugarloaf rising tall from the sea with the cable car buildings at the base. To the right are Leme, Copacabana and Ipanema. To the left are Urca, Botafogo and historical Rio. Behind the mount is Corcovado and the National Forest of Tijuca.

 

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