Sugarloaf's Skycars Celebarte an Anniversary

by Brazil Club - Let The Music Take You There on 10/27/2017 - 12:03 pm

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Today marks a 105th Anniversary for one of Rio de Janeiro’s iconic landmarks: the cable cars of Pão de Açúcar, Sugarloaf Mountain.

Each glass-walled cable car (called a bondinho) is capable of holding 65 people, and runs along a 4,600 foot route between the peaks of Sugarloaf and Morro da Urca every 20 minutes. The original cable car line was built in 1912 and rebuilt around 1972–73 and in 2008. The cable car goes from a ground station, at the base of Morro da Babilônia, to Morro da Urca and thence to Sugarloaf's summit.

A sunset view from the top is hard to beat and definitely should be on your Rio Bucket List, but the closet most of us will get to the experience today will probably be an escalator ride to the lobby after a busy work day.

So take a Brazilian break:



Top - Cafe Copa 


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Brazil Club thanks the Rio Convention & Visitors Bureau for the timely tip!