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 and other Rio de Janeiro attractions into our Rio de Janeiro travel itinerary planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Very very interesting !! Wow !! The view are beautiful peaceful love the people the climate was very nice this time of the year.  more »
  • Check the weather before you go. If the forecast is good go early to avoid the queues and also it will be much less crowded at the top. Must see!  more »
  • Great views from the statue over Rio and bays - but only on a clear day. The statue is as expected from everything you hear beforehand.  more »
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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.
  • 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.
  • Stunning statue and views. I recommend buying the tram ticket online to get the times you want, the early ones run out fast! There's obviously tons of people trying to take the typical photo from the front so you'll have to be a little patient to get a good shot, but other than directly in front of the statue it's much more relaxed on the sides and the back where the shade is. Also, the views from the sides and coming up the steps are just as good as the one where everyone is trying to take a photo.
  • Impressive!!!! taking the tram would be the best idea to get there instead of taking a taxi to the entrance and continue with bus. great viewing over the city but too crowded :(