Standing high above Rio’s bustling metropolis at 1,299 feet, Sugar Loaf Mountain cascades over the picturesque Guanabara Bay. From Praia Vermelha in the residential Urca district, you can take a three-minute cable car ride up to Morro da Urca and then hop on another cable car up to the top of Sugar Loaf. From the glass-enclosed bondi (tram), you’ll get a dazzling view of the city.
Visitors agree that the panoramic views at the top are breathtaking, particularly at sunset. The mountain’s park also includes a history exhibit, an interactive Cable Car Plaza that displays the original cable cars used on the tram, the Baía de Guanabara Space that features restaurants and shops, as well as an outdoor amphitheater that seats 700 people.