Sugarloaf Mountain

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Corcovado Mountain’s rival for the best views in Rio de Janeiro, 394-metre-high Sugarloaf Mountain got its name from the Portuguese, who thought it resembled moulds used to set sugar cane.

Towering over Rio’s sparkingling harbour, Sugarloaf Mountain is one of the city’s most iconic sights. Travel to the top by cable car for spine-tingling panoramas of the city and its beaches, the mountains of Tijuca National Park, the islands of Guanabara Bay and the Christ the Redeemer statue.