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Sugar Loaf (Po de Acar )


The Portuguese gave them this name, because in the old sugar-mills, after the cane to be squeezed and the boiled broth and select, the blocks of sugar were put in molds of mud called " conical bread of sugar " and this way transported to Europe. Due to similarity of the carioca cliff with that mold, the same passed to " Sugar Loaf " to be called.
The trolleys of Sugar Loaf work everyday of the week of the 8:00 to the 22:00 hours, with stocking departures in half hour or whenever the 75 people's maximum capacity be completed.
The trip until the high of Sugar Loaf is taken in two stages, beginning at the Red Beach where the visitors embark in the first trolley that takes them until the Hill of Urca, and there they embark in another trolley that then takes them until Sugar Loaf.

The trolleys are moved by electric motors equipped with powerful generators for the cases of electric power lack.

GENERAL INFORMATION:

HEIGHT OF THE STATIONS
URCA HILL - 220 METERS
SUGAR LOAF - 396 METERS

DISTANCES AMONG THE STATIONS:
RED BEACH  FROM URCA : 528 M
URCA HILL FROM SUGAR LOAF : 750 M

TROLLEYS:   CAPACITY FOR 75 PEOPLE
COURSE TIME: 3 MINUTES

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