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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  • I cried with emotion, incredible view. A place where God is present in every corner, hard not to get emotional and say thank you such blessing.
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  • If this is your first time in Rio, it is a must-see to Christ the Redeemer. I recommend going by public transport, collective leaves you at the door and take it back also at the door. I got tickets on the internet and you have to bring a printed sheet. I recommend rise with the train because the view is stunning. Make sure that it is a clear day to see all over the city if it is cloudy and low clouds can not see anything! Bring sunscreen and creativity to take pictures :)
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  • Must-see! Go to Rio and not visit the Christ the Redeemer is not going to Rio. Arrive early to avoid long lines or better to go with a tour guide! Beautiful views but impossible to get a photo alone
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  • A definite must visit if you are in Rio! The views are amazing specially on a clear day! Taking the tram up the mountain is an experience of its own with nice forest views. The statute is breathtaking! Expect to see a lot of tourist up there! Nice souvenir gift shops up there as well!
  • The statue is very nice, as is the walk up the stairs to see it. There is also a lift, but we didn't try it. There area few shops on the way to the top, as well as a restaurant and some fast food, but with surprisingly reasonable prices. Plan for some big crowds and take your time to enjoy the views.
  • One of the most rewarding and fulfilling experiences I've ever had. Lifelong dream worth pursuing!!! Keep an eye on the weather. The visit is worth it even with a little fog.
  • One of the best views of Rio! It's a must go place in the city. Great place to go with family and friends and take great pictures with the statue and the city in the background. There's a beautiful skyline too, where you can see the Sugar Loaf and the many beaches Rio has. Absolutely amazing! But beware, don't go when the weather is not clear or you might see just clouds and fog everywhere you look from up there. The train ticket can be bought online and has some discounts for cariocas.
  • Your Rio de Janeiro visit would not be completed if you did not visit the Christ the Redeemer! Just by traveling up with the train through the forest was an unique experience! Be there early to avoid crazy crowd and also it's better to visit in the morning for better picture opportunity as the statue will be facing the sun!

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