A 369 meter monolith that closely resembles a sugar loaf
Sugar loaf mountain is a peak located at the mouth of Guanabara Bay. It sits on a peninsula just off the cost and rises 396 meters into the air. It was given the name ‘Sugar loaf’ it closely resembles the shape of a traditional refined sugar loaf. In 2006 the Sugarloaf Mountain and Ura Hill Natural Monument was created to protect the mountain and in 2012 this mountain became a UNESCO world heritage site.
The peak of Sugar Loaf Mountain connects to the peak of Morro da Urca via a 1400 meter cable car route that starts at the ground station at the Morro da Babilônia base. The glass-walled cable car can hold up to 65 people at a time and deports every 20 minutes.