Rio Panoramic View

#41 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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You'll stand on top of a pretty sweet view.
And not just because the panorama is "awesome" from up there, but also because of its nickname - the Sugarloaf Mountain. During the 17th century, sugar cane was the main export for Brazil, and the final product was usually packed into bread-like loaves for shipment. The mountain greatly resembled this shape, hence the name. Today you can take a cable car up to the top and admire the view of the stunning nature and buzzing city life below. It's an AbsoluteVisit that you have to see and taste for yourself.
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Sugar Loaf, Rio De Janiero, Brazil
#1 Rio Panoramic View Photo - Mike Rubenstein
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Copacabana From The Sky
#2 Rio Panoramic View Photo - Brad Harbach
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Rio Panoramic View Copacabana Beach
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Rio Panoramic View Sugarloaf
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Rio Panoramic View Sugarloaf city
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The Rio Panoramic View is without question the best city view in the world. Sure you can debate the city views found in Hong Kong, New York, Sydney, and San Francisco. We've viewed all of those cities from many different angles and the views are nothing short of spectacular. But honestly, nothing comes close to Rio in this category. The Rio Panoramic View is truly in a league of it's own.

There is nowhere else on the planet where you will find this rugged mountainous landscape set on top of a spectacularly vast bay, outlined by some of the best beaches known to man with the sprawling city of Rio de Janeiro harmoniously situated in between the plethora of natural beauty. Words can not describe the panoramic view of the Rio de Janeiro bay. You have to see this place to believe it.

Here is a picture of us looking up at the best place to view the Rio Panoramic View - Sugarloaf Mountain. A visit to Sugarloaf should be your highest priority on any trip to Rio!

 

Quick Facts & History

  • The best view in Rio, this panoramic view can be found at the peak of Corcovado Mountain, 710 meters (2,300 feet) above sea level, right at the base of the famous Christ the Redeemer Statue.
  • The statue of Christ is 30 meters high (98 feet) and over 70 years old, serving as the main symbol of the city of Rio de Janeiro, built in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Brazils independence in 1921 (the statue wasnt completed until 10 years later, however).
  • The peak of the mountain is a large granite dome, allegedly the highest such formation in Brazil.
 

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Sugar Loaf, Rio De Janiero, Brazil
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