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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  • Seeing this in film or pictures doesn’t do justice to the inspiration and beauty of it. We visited via the train and also got to see it from a helicopter. Don’t miss it if you have a chance.  more »
  • I so wanted to love this. The thing is it is crowded with tourists taking selfies in odd positions and jockeying for space that it actually felt dangerous. I did find one amazing thing at the back of....  more »
  • If you visit Rio you must see this! The trip is easy and extremely worth your time! I have done this twice now and still want to go again. Best to go on sunny day but any day works! Recommend it!  more »
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  • Hello guys how are you all , If you have a credit card, there is a special terminal, where you can choose a language of your choice to navigate. The process is smooth and fast. In addition, there is a place to get some water, ice cream and souvenirs and then you must wait for your train. If there are seats left on a previous train, they would let you in too, ahead of the session you've paid for. On the way up, sit on the right for better views. Prepare some cash, as there will be a stop, where you can buy some water. And the train driver will get one for free then too. This is Brazil. Once you get to the top, a) there are several souvenir shops, b) two cafes, where you can just have a drink and admire the view, or have some food too, and c) mind your steps. There are quite a few of them on the way up. There's a lift too, in fact, 3 of them, but the waiting line is huge. Once you get to the top, you will be surrounded by a crowd, so it's better to have a local friend, who would navigate you for better views and perspectives. There are some guards hiding in the shadow of Christ, so the place up there is very safe. There are two stops for the train, in case you arrive by taxi or hike up there. Do check the guidelines for safety,i hope this review and photos will helpful for many peoples if it click like thank you
  • I travel to many countries and amazing places.But going to Christ the Redeemer was until now the most beautiful place I ever been!! The Christ is incredible just to think the work to have something like that built on top of that mountain!! The views are outstanding. If I could I would have stayed there many hours just relaxing. It was something arranged with the cruise line,that we paid for (Coral Princess)and no regrets for not having to stand in lines.
  • Christ the redeemer is installed on the top of a mountain that gives you the opportunity to have a 360° view of Rio de Janeiro.To get to that top it is better to take a mini bus where you can meet people having the same intentions of reaching the same goal: visiting a site that represents Christ the redeemer.No matter how striking and how important to visit this great statue may be, it did not penetrate into or touched my profound or shook my feelings as the effel tower in Paris had done when I visited it for the first time.There is one theoretical explanation for that : The built statue,for what it is itself, and not the historical religious aspect of Christ the redeemer...seems not to have legitimately acquired its historical background, yet.No one can deny that this statue is of such a great importance that it is almost impossible to be in Rio de Janeiro without visiting it.Time will certainly be a better evaluator! Anyway, I personally would recommend visiting Christ the redeemer to enjoy a 360°view of Rio de Janeiro, and to see for yourself how beautiful the landscape is while going up through the winding road that takes you to the statue.
  • Iconic place to visit in Río de Janeiro. I strongly recommend to go there early in the morning and having checked the weather conditions. Early in the morning you will enjoy the views and decide the best places to take your pictures. Two personal recommendations: use the train to get there and please remember it’s a Christ image so try to be respectful and visit the small church behind the statue.
  • A must watch place at Rio This is one of places of my bucket list. Views are awesome and breathtaking. If possible go early to avoid flood of tourists. The best time to visit is at dawn. Remember to buy awesome souvenirs at the base camp store at ticket counter.

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