Sugarloaf Mountain, Brazil


Sugarloaf Mountain is a peak situated in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, at the mouth of Guanabara Bay on a peninsula that sticks out into the Atlantic Ocean. Rising 396 metres (1,299 ft) above the harbor, its name is said to refer to its resemblance to the traditional shape of concentrated refined loaf sugar. The mountain is only one of several monolithic granite and quartz mountains that rise straight from the water's edge around Rio de Janeiro.

A glass-walled cable car capable of holding 65 passengers, runs along a 1400-metre route between the peaks of Pão de Acucar and Morro da Urca every 20 minutes. Sources


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