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SUGARLOAF IN RIO

The glass-paneled “Sugarloaf Cable Car” (in Portuguese, “Bondinho do Pão de Açúcar”), capable of holding 65 passengers, offers a 360-degree view of the surrounding city. It goes from the base at Praia Vermelha to a height of 220m (720ft) above sea level and stops at the summit of Morro da Urca. On this plateau lies an amphitheatre, restaurants, and shops. The second leg completes the journey to the 396-metre (1,299 ft) high Sugar Loaf over a distance of 750m (2460ft). Similar facilities  ...

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