Corcovado Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro

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An elegant 38-meter (125 ft) Art Deco statue constructed in 1931, Corcovado Christ the Redeemer was once only accessible by climbing hundreds of steep steps to the top of the Corcovado Mountain. Today, visitors can access this instantly recognizable city symbol by using the convenient escalators and elevators. The viewing platform from the top offers panoramic views of Copacabana, Ipanema, Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas, Botanical Garden, and the Maracana Stadium. Check the weather before starting your climb to the top, as thick clouds often envelop the peak and obscure the view. You can also reach the top on the funicular train, but remember that the lines can get rather long here. Try to time your visit for lunchtime, when there are fewer crowds and considerably shorter lines. Put Corcovado Christ the Redeemer on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Rio de Janeiro trip maker website .
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  • A must for any citizen of the world ... the original Christ Redeemer welcomes the beauty of the river
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  • The place is fantastic! We had a unique experience in the place! The people are very friendly and attentive! Recommended to visit it!
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  • Excellent views incredible monument of the city. I recommend you climb on the train it's a beautiful walk and get tickets in advance by train Corcovado.Elegir page sunny day since if it is cloudy there is nothing set how will be the time for the day who want to go
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  • One of the new seven wonders of the world, and didn’t disappoint me. The train journey up is good fun, I highly recommend that instead of the mini vans. Great views from the top, you can see the whole city. It’s hard to get a good photo of the statue itself, since there are always loads of other tourist trying to do so. Make sure you go on a clear day, or there is absolutely no view at all.
  • Visited twice.. A great place.. First the marvellous Christ the Redeemer statue.. It has been wonderfully sculpted and no wonder it's termed an engineering marvel too... Access is by road taking the tour vans that could cost 62rials.. Or by tram that cost the same. Reaching the top there is the escalator provided for reaching the statue.. A birds eye view of Rio de Janeiro and Copacabana beach could be seen from here. Better visit in the late morning as there could be possibility of cloud cover... Watching the sunset is awesome from the place.. The tram service is every half n hour... And there are restaurants and souvenir shops at the place... Be careful while at the entrance to the tram station local tourist guides sometimes try to cheat.. Better take the tram.. My personal opinion.. Food stalls are expensive so just go for watching the wonderful statue and beautiful Rio de Janeiro from the top..
  • The most iconic and magnetic sites in Rio! The statue is huge with wonderful views of the whole city. The statue sits right on the line dividing the city into north and south side. To your right will be the south side with the beaches and racing, to your left is the north side with the maracana stadium. If you are lucky, you will be there when there is a prayer service going on. A different experience regardless of how religious you are! Make sure you go there early enough to beat the crowd. It could get quite busy.
  • Wonderful views of the city from up here. A lot of the staff speak enough English to make it easy to get around. Getting to the top is tricky so make sure your taxi driver takes you as far as he can go (usually up to the official buses, that take you up to the actual statue). Don't get off early as the hill is ridiculously steep. Lovely souvenirs around here too.
  • Yes we chose one of those few days to go to see a wonder of the world and the dog had set in. We’d seen it from a distance, we’d seen it flying in, we’d seen it from the favela. Alas not when we got there. As I was with a group we had a bus up to the top where you buy the tickets and find the most amazing gift shop I think I’ve ever see . From there you then take a special van to another section. Kiosk is here. Then elevator and escalators take you to the top. The best we could see was an outline of the arms. There is a small chapel underneath the statue that you can also visit for free. Overall I found the experience worthwhile even though I could t see much of the statue or of he great view.
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