Sugarloaf Mountain


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Sug·ar·loaf Mountain

 (sho͝og′ər-lōf′)
A rocky peak in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, at the entrance to Guanabara Bay. A cableway leads to the summit, 396 m (1,299 ft) high.
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Sug′arloaf Moun′tain


n.
a mountain in SE Brazil, at the entrance to Guanabara Bay. 1296 ft. (395 m). Portuguese, Pão de Açúcar.
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An address that promises to turn every moment into a memorable souvenir under the majestic gaze of the Pao de Acucar, as the locals call Sugarloaf Mountain.
THE VIEWS TAKE in your new surroundings on a cable car up to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain (from PS20 a head).
You'll be rewarded with more stunning vistas from the top of Sugarloaf Mountain, and the cable car ride is licensed to thrill, featuring in the James Bond movie Moonraker.
The other murals included are Mountains and Yucca, 1937, Deming, New Mexico; Antelope, 1939, Florence, Colorado; Sugarloaf Mountain, 1940, Rockville, Maryland; and Air Mail, 1941, Piggott, Arkansas.
4 FLY HIGH AT THE SUGARLOAF MOUNTAIN ANOTHER classic viewpoint is the Pao de Acucar, where cable cars have been ferrying passengers for decades.
Attractions include the white-sand beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema; the Christ the Redeemer statue on Corcovado Mountain; Tijuca Forest, an urban rain forest; Sugarloaf Mountain, the nearly 1,300 ft landmark at the entrance of Guanabara Bay; and Carnival, the festive four-day annual celebrations of music and dance.
Throw in a populous city that clings to that shoreline and climbs up the multiple slopes, and you have one of the world's most recognizable cityscapes, delighting visitors who can choose from several mountaintop perches to view it from many angles: including the Corcovado lookout under the Christ the Redeemer statue (listed as one of the seven modern wonders of the world in 2007) and the Sugarloaf Mountain summit.
Famous landmarks include the giant statue of Christ the Redeemer atop Corcovado mountain (one of the New Seven Wonders of the World), Sugarloaf Mountain cable car, etc.
Seeing the city from above is definitely a highlight; climb to the top of the Christ the Redeemer statue or take a cable car over to the tip of the Sugarloaf Mountain.
He is seen sitting alone on a bench with a book in his lap, the gorgeous curving beach with the picture-postcard Sugarloaf Mountain at the far end of the curve behind him.
Lisa O'Sullivan, 30, said the council gave her cousins, who live half way up Sugarloaf Mountain in Wicklow, no time for when their lane will be cleared.
Summary: On a mild Friday evening, guests arriving at a terrace overlooking the bay were welcomed by the cawing of parakeets, lovebirds and parrots, and plied with trays of caipirinhas as the band played bossa nova in front of Rio de Janeiro's Sugarloaf Mountain.