Corcovado Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro

Categories: Monuments, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 46,000+ reviews on the web
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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  • Of Christ see the main places and beaches of Rio, do this walk on hot days to take better pictures of the city, on cloudy days if you have a very covert in the city and it's hard to even see the maracana.
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  • It a giant statue of Christ and although this is amazing, to me it's the views of Rio that are the stand out attraction here, must see if in Rio. 
  • Every time I come to Rio I try to visit the Christ. The statue is unbelievable, breathtaking. As you go up the escalators you realize that it is bigger than you ever imagined! There is a little church...  read more »
  • Great view and the statue is amazing, but the commercialization has gotten a bit out of hand. Be aware that the private van service offered will only take you halfway, to get up to the statue itself you have to pay another 38 reais. Taking the train is advised, but you should reserve ahead of time as the wait can be long. I went during the olympics, things may be different the rest of the time.
  • Cool statue. Great views. Go up when it's clear skies or you won't see the city below. Bring cash with you. Some food places only take cash. They only had wifi at the top when we went and this caused us a lot of problems. For the Olympics, they said they would have wifi at the bottom too. Ticket sellers are very nice and usually speak English.
  • Very nice view over Rio. Tons of tourists(as expected) but we'll worth a visit. Imho best place to hike up there is the trail from parque lage. Make sure you buy your tickets in advance (not possible at the entrance), I had to hike up twice to get in :)
  • Well I knew of its beauty already and me and Jesus were always close. He was watching on the wall as Father McGinty touched me on multiple occasions. So it was nice to know he was watching over me and my husband and in our bedroom. I am a man who was once a curious boy
  • The hike up Corcovado is really quite beautiful, although it can be quite confusing to find the starting point. The dirt trail starts behind a church/monastery and winds up the forested hillside, cross over railroads, and other interesting features. You will see monkeys and all sorts of animals on the way up. A fantastic experience for those who are in shape. Just be sure to check the guide book on the start location - it's not quite the same as the usual tourist approach via cable car.
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