Morro do Pão de Açúcar
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A Sweet View
Take a taxi up to the Corcavado (Cristo Redentor) instead of the touristy train ride, so you can ask the driver to stop at one of the many view points along the way up or down. The view points allow you to overlook many of Rio de Janeiro's dramatic landmarks, such as the Maracana stadium, Pao de Azucar (Sugar Loaf Mountain) and several of the precariously perched favelas clinging to the steep hillsides. In addition to the views, you can become friendly with the little monkeys looking for handouts.
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