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This article is about the mountain in Rio de Janeiro. For the city, see Pão de Açúcar, Alagoas. For the retailer, see Grupo Pão de Açúcar. View a machine-translated version of the Portuguese article.
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The mountain is protected by the Sugarloaf Mountain and Urca Hill Natural Monument, created in 2006. This became part of a World Heritage Site declared by UNESCO in 2012. The name “Sugarloaf” was coined in the 16th century by the Portuguese during the heyday of sugar cane trade in Brazil. Sugarloaf and Morro da Urca every 20 minutes.
To reach the summit, passengers take two cable cars. The second car ascends to Pão de Açúcar. The Swiss-made bubble-shaped cars offer passengers 360-degree views of the surrounding city. The Brazilian engineer Augusto Ferreira Ramos had the idea of linking the hills through a path in the air.