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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  • around ticket office some drivers offer car ride to the christ, they say it takes time to go by train, it is expensive and other rubbish suggestions which is truly wrong. getting to the top point by.....  more
    around ticket office some drivers offer car ride to the christ, they say it takes time to go by train, it is expensive and other rubbish suggestions which is truly wrong. getting to the top point by.....  more »
  • Be prepared to be pushed and shoved by the crowds at the top. Unless you are a genius with a camera and can work out some clever angles you are highly unlikely to be able to get that perfect... 
    Be prepared to be pushed and shoved by the crowds at the top. Unless you are a genius with a camera and can work out some clever angles you are highly unlikely to be able to get that perfect...  more »
  • A railway takes you to the top for a spectacular view of the statue and of Rio! A real surprise when seeing the statue close up to see what it is covered in....won't spoilt the surprise here... 
    A railway takes you to the top for a spectacular view of the statue and of Rio! A real surprise when seeing the statue close up to see what it is covered in....won't spoilt the surprise here...  more »
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  • CHRIST the REDEEMER, I was saving these pictures to be able to post at this time. I always thought about the day that I would be able to see the CHRIST the REDEEMER. It was absolutely spectacular, I was not disappointed. For me, what was shocking, was how small the statue was. We could see it for miles and miles but when we actually got to go there we found out that it was only 30 meters tall. It always looks larger than life. The statue of Jesus Christ is at the summit of Mount Corcovado in Rio de Janeiro Brazil, it was built in 1931 and is known as the largest art deco style sculpture in the world. It was amazing and I’m so glad that we went at a off time because we got to see and meet people from all over the world experiencing this incredible statue. We experience such joy, people praying and taking in the feeling of being welcomed by his open arms. It literally reaches to heaven. When you get close so you can see lightning rods on the top of the arms and on the head of the statue. Back in 2007 Christ the Redeemer was chosen as one of the seven wonders of the modern world.
  • I visited when I went to Brazil about 5 years ago and enjoyed every second of it. Nice ride to the top on a van and the views are priceless. You can see topical green (plants with lush green leaves) everywhere. It is a must see attraction! Will update my photos at a later time!
  • Very surreal experience! This is a breathtaking attraction that pictures won’t do justice. The statue is an amazing sculpture in person and truly one of the new 7 wonders of the world. If you are ever in Rio, this is a MUST see!!! I recommend taking water bottles, sunglasses and sunscreen if you are fair skinned like me! There are also cool shops and snack bars to indulge in as well!
  • Awesome experience to be there. Can be detailed as man made God (marvel). Not to be missed, marvellous place in Rio. View of Rio and sugar loaf mountain from the mountain top is wonderful and awesome. Statue is also visible from the coastline of Niteroi, from where you can see Sugar loaf mountain too. View after sunset is also wonderful, when the statue can be seen graced with white light. Amazing!!
  • We caught a great weather in the morning, also, we recommend people visiting in the morning, otherwise they might caught clouds coming over and see almost nothing. We took an Uber from Ipanema to Cristo Redentor and it only cost us around 46 which is around 8 almost 9$ for a 40 min ride. We purchased our tickets online, the website was asking for some legal papers that only Brazilians have as citizens. To be honest I dont know why they ask for that for purchasing some online tickets but the good thing is that we were able to pass through the entrance without anybody asking us to show them these particular papers. Ticket price ranges from 68.5 Reals off season to 83.5 on season. There are two railways, one going up and one coming down from the mountain. You will be taken uphill by a trail with a couple of stops along the way. We recommend sitting on the left side while being going up. Once we reached the top, we took an elevator for like 2-3 floors and we reached Christ the redeemer. The views are breathtaking. It is totally worth the trip and the money spent!

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