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Rio Panoramic Views
Rio de Janeiro in Brazil has one of the most beautiful settings imaginable. The city cuddles between curvaceous green mountains and the subtropical blue Guanabara Bay.
This wonderful setting is best appreciated from two spectacular vantages:
Go to its top (where the photo above was taken). This is Rio's most popular viewpoint. Corcovado Mountain is 710 meters (2300 feet) high and is reached by road or cog rail. Its viewing platform is at the base of the famous Christ the Redeemer statue. The panoramic sight of Rio de Janeiro at your feet is sweeping and breathtaking.
Visit its pinnacle (see peak on right in photo). Sugar Loaf Peak is 400 meters (1300 feet) high and is reached by cable car (which, as a bonus, provides its own inimitable views). Being much shorter than Corcovado, Sugar Loaf gives you a closer-up and more personal panoramic view of Rio de Janeiro and its bay.
Be sure to take in both panoramic views - each is stunning in its unique way.
Location in Brazil
Carnival in Rio
Christ the Redeemer Statue
Fernando de Noronha
Niteroi Contemporary Museum Art
Salvador de Bahia
Sugar Loaf Mountain