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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  • 14 February 2020. There are several ways to get to the statue. I had meant to use the train (Trem do Corcovado) which leaves from R. Cosme Velho, 513, Rio de Janeiro, but I accidentally put the park....  more »
  • OMG! Even though we have all seen this statue in pictures it is still something to be seen in person. It is soooo big. We were very lucky when we went up to the statue because we had a clear...  more »
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  • Definitely a must if you visit Rio. To arrive there you need to take a cog railway that goes up on the mountain. Make sure you have time as it can get very busy and the view is better if you sit on the right side of the train. Once you go up is of course full of tourist but it is still easy to take nice photos. Make sure you check the weather to see if there is fog as in that case you won't be able to see the top of the Christ. There is a really nice view from the top and It is definitely recommended to go there!
  • To arrive there you need to take a cog railway that goes up on the mountain. Make sure you have time as it can get very busy and the view is better if you sit on the left side of the train. Once you go up is of course full of tourists but it is still easy to take beautiful photos. Make sure you check the weather to see if there is fog as in that case you won't be able to see the top of the Christ. There is a really nice view from the top and It is definitely recommended to go there!
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