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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  • An absolute must see when visiting Rio de Janeiro. Take the train to the top, enjoy the ride and views. Have a snack, full meal or a cold beer at one of the many small cafes at the top. Fabulous views and photo opportunities. ALWAYS busy, so plan to spend some time. Lots of tours available, but we always go by ourselves to get extra time and work on our own schedule. The electric cog railway up the mountain and back is well worth it. Great scenery, and fabulous views from the top. *** Plan your trip for a clear day***. The best time is late morning to early afternoon when any fog is usually burned off.
  • An iconic landmark when you think of not only Rio de Janeiro but Brazil. Make sure you choose day with good visibility as views are amazing. That also means bigger crowds too. Private van or tour vans, I think, is best way to get up mountain. Except for the train option you’ll get dropped off where you buy tickets/gift shop and small cafe is, then once your group time is called you’ll board the Tijuca Parks own vans to take you all the way to the top. Just beautiful, sacred landmark. Early morning to noon the sun will be in correct position for Christ to have good lighting. Later afternoon/evening it will be backlit.
  • Simply amazing. The statue is gigantic up close. There is a viewing area in the front side and you can rent mats to lay on the ground while your partner stands in front of the statue holding their arms out emulating it. There is a viewing platform all the way around the statue and you have an incredible view of Rio. Avoid the elevator for the last bit up to the top if you can and take the stairs you'll save ten minutes of waiting.
  • This is definitely worth a visit. The presence of the statue is fantastic and it has some wonderful views looking over Rio. It can get very crowded because of the number of people they allow to go up at any point of time, especially in the holiday season. So try going here early. A little further below, there is a nice patio to relax and have good fruit juice!
  • The tram ride up is very nice and cost you 62 reals. I didn't book the ticket online and just went to the tram station.. if you are paying with a credit card you can skip the line and buy the ticket from the machine which saved me some time. The view from up there is very nice and you almost see all of Rio. I don't think it's worthy to be a world wonder to be honest since there is nothing special about the statue itself. Also it's very hard to take a picture with the statue without someone else appearing on it. I went there around 11 am and it was clear and nice.
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