View from the top of Sugar Loaf mountain! We got the cable car up, which offers superb views of the city and coastline. There is a small cafe at the top, so I would recommend going mid morning/lunch time so you get to enjoy some lunch at the top looking over the city. Be warned though, lunch is peak time so you can expect to play the waiting game… I found the lines moved fairly quickly though and we were up the top within 45mins. To avoid the crowds the cable cars open at 8am and close at dusk.
It is definitely worth doing both Christ Redeemer and Sugar Loaf mountain as the views are completely different and you get to see both sides of the city.
I can safely say I am in love with Rio!