How about a 360 degrees view of the city of Rio de Janeiro?
Sugarloaf complex is outstanding. It is possible to check the main beaches and contemplate the mountains from the top (clear view to Christ the Redeemer) as well as appreciate the architectural magnitude of the city.
It is the most important landmark of Rio de Janeiro, formed by Morro da Babilônia, Urca and the Sugarloaf connected by the Cable Car, which allow the visitor to discover new angles of the city up to 396 meters above the sea level.
The touristic complex is accessible for wheelchair users and people with reduced mobility and it is suitable for all ages, with a variety of stores and restaurants.
Internationally famous, it is a traditional stage for Brazilian popular music. Between 1977 and 1987, it became mandatory part of the touristic itinerary of Rio de Janeiro since the most famous carnival balls and concerts happened there. Nowadays, it gathers artistic presentations of various styles.
Espaço Baía de Guanabara:
Located in Morro da Urca, it forms a gastronomic and leisure area gathering many shops and stands, creating such a fun and completely engaging environment.
You can learn the history of the city of Rio de Janeiro, specially Sugarloaf Cable Car, opened more than 100 years ago. It displays digital projection images, old machinery and object that marked the trajectory of the first Cable Car in Brazil.
Praça dos Bondes (Tram Square):
The Praça dos Bondes (the “Tram Square”) shows the two previous generations of Cable Cars used. There you can also see the brass sculptures in actual size of those responsible for conceptualizing and implementing each of them. It has an overlook where you can see Morro da Babilônia and Praia Vermelha station of the Sugarloaf Cable Car.
The Sugarloaf Complex has more than 150 climbing routes. The walking and climbing activities (whether guided or not) in Morro da Babilônia, Urca and Pão de Açúcar are not part of the tours offered by the company and the visitors are solely responsible for his/her safety. The inexperienced visitor that wishes to engage in such adventure should contact a dully certified climbing instructor or professional mountain climbing guide.
It is not allowed to rappel on Natural Landmarks such as the Pão de Açúcar and Morro da Urca.
In 2014, Sugarloaf Cable Car adopted the Trail in Morro da Urca – green area with more than 38 thousand square meters, which includes Pista Cláudio Coutinho and the forest of Morro da Urca. A support point was deployed for visitation at the Trail base, as well as a gazebo to see Bahia de Guanabara, wood decks and walkways, and the whole flora which encircles the trail was recovered. Besides, the complete Pista Cláudio Coutinho was also recovered, deploying body protections, benches and educational ecologic signals. We are also gradually removing the exotic species which invaded the flora, replacing them with native species from the Atlantic Forest, to recover the local biodiversity. Until now, we have already planted more than 1,000 native species.