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Urca in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil — Southeast Region (Coastal)
 

Cristovão Leite de Castro

 
 
Cristovão Leite de Castro Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard E. Miller, December 12, 2009
1. Cristovão Leite de Castro Marker
Inscription.  
Engeneheiro
Cristovão Leite
de Castro
idealizou e realizou
o teleférico
do Pão de Açucar
Inaugurado em
29 de outubro de 1972

English Translation:
Engineer Cristovão Leite de Castro masterminded and carried out the {modernization} of the Sugar Loaf cable cars. Inaugurated October 29, 1972.
 
Erected 1972 by Companhia Camaniho Aéreo Pão de Açúcar.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceMan-Made FeaturesRailroads & Streetcars. A significant historical date for this entry is October 29, 1862.
 
Location. 22° 56.932′ S, 43° 9.407′ W. Marker is in Rio de Janeiro. It is in Urca. Marker can be reached from the intersection of the Aéreo Pão de Açúca and Pão de Açúca station. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Alameda Ten Antonio João 4, Rio de Janeiro 22291-150, Brazil. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. CCAPA (here, next to this marker); Augusto Ferreira Ramos (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); Christ the Redeemer Monument (approx. 4.4
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kilometers away); Copacabana Fort (approx. 5.3 kilometers away); APA das Pontas de Copacabana e Arpoador (approx. 5.3 kilometers away); Praça 15 de Novembro (approx. 5.4 kilometers away); Ordem Terceira do Carmo Church (approx. 5.4 kilometers away); João Cândido Felisberto Memorial (approx. 5.5 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rio de Janeiro.
 
Additional keywords. Pão de Açúcar Sugar Loaf Mountain
 
Cristovão Leite de Castro marker and bust image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard E. Miller, December 12, 2009
2. Cristovão Leite de Castro marker and bust
View north of Sugar Loaf from near the Cristovão Leite de Castro Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard E. Miller, December 12, 2009
3. View north of Sugar Loaf from near the Cristovão Leite de Castro Marker
Guanabara Bay with Rio's Santos-Dumont Airport at left and the Pres. Costa E. Silva Bridge beyond.
Modernized CCAPA car arrives at Praia Vermelha station (Rio) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard E. Miller, December 12, 2009
4. Modernized CCAPA car arrives at Praia Vermelha station (Rio)
Cars pass each other below Sugar Loaf image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard E. Miller, December 12, 2009
5. Cars pass each other below Sugar Loaf
on the parallel cables installed by Cristovão Leite de Castro in 1972.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 31, 2023. It was originally submitted on January 11, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,102 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 11, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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