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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  • Such an impressive sight. We were at the ticket office before it opened. This meant we were one of the first people to get to the statue, which allowed us a few minutes to enjoy the amazing view and g...  more »
  • When we see pictures and postcards of this very impressive statue we can’t even imagine the magnificence of it.  more »
  • recommend, has views of all parts of the city. What I did not like is that we now have to go in a mini Mall. I went there by van, and because the store had to go into another van
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  • Excellent statue. Very Impressive. Beautiful. A must see. The platforms and staircases were also excellent. The views were amazing. I don't recommend the train up.
  • You have to go and see it, but it really helps if the weather is good. You can take the tram all the way to the top or drive up to a point from where you can walk the rest of the way for free, or pay to be taken up and brought back to the base by minibus. We chose the bus as it was quicker. Spectacular views and of course the enormity of the Corcovado itself is amazing.
  • Amazing sunsets and sundowns here. Great place to take pictures at. You have to go early though it gets packed real quick
  • Beautiful views once your up there, if you want to climb up all the way you have to go through the park on the south side, you can go up with a car as well and then you have to pay for the last 500 meters or so. A little bit annoying. Also there is a train going from the other side. If you can and are willing to, walking is a huge recommendation, you'll see a bunch of wild animals like monkeys and beautiful birds. But the path is very steep and slippery.
  • It is worth the wait to see the statue. It was a little cloudy, so it all depends if you actually get a chance to see it, but when you do. Amazing.

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