Bondinho de Pao de Acucar
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- 98%Local Culture
- 85%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 74%Family Travelers
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- Bondinho de Pao de AcucarMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 3Nov 16, 2013
The cable cars, or bondinhos, that take you to the top of Pão de Açúcar are really modern and safe. They travel at high speeds and make it to the top in less than 5 minutes. They are made of glass all around so you can take your pictures from every angle as it climbs up. Just make sure to buy your tickets online before you go and get there early cause the lines are huge.Recommended for:
- Bondinho de Pao de AcucarMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Oct 21, 2013
The bondinho ("cable car" in Portuguese) is the mode of transportation to get up to Pao de Acucar (Sugar Loaf Mountain) in Rio. The cable car was reconstructed in 2008 and takes visitors up and down the mountain every 20 minutes. For a steep incline, the ride is surprisingly short and smooth.Recommended for:
- Bondinho de Pao de AcucarMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 4Jul 31, 2012
The Bondinho is Portugese for cablecar, and the Sugar Loaf Mountain cablecar has been running up to Morro da Urca and then on to Sugar Loaf Mountain since 1912. If you find yourself in Rio, visiting Sugar Loaf Mountain (and thus riding up on a Bondinho) is along with trekking up to Cristo Redentor, an absolute must!
- Bondinho de Pao de AcucarJul 04, 2012
Yeah, definitely a great view from here. From one side, you can see Copacabana, Ipanema, Urca, and Botafogo. From the other, downtown Rio as well as the other side of the bay.. Not for the feint of heart though, riding the cable car up can be quite daunting. Costs R$53.