Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer

Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer

Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
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At the top of the wonderful city is the Cristo Redentor Sanctuary, the main postcard of Brazil and Rio de Janeiro. The monument to Christ the Redeemer is the largest and most famous Art Deco sculpture in the world. It began to be designed in 1921 and was developed by the Brazilian engineer Heitor da Silva Costa over 6 years of work. It was inaugurated on October 12, 1931 and is located in the Tijuca National Park, 710 meters above sea level, From there, visitors can enjoy one of the most beautiful views of the city. Along all 220 steps leading to the foot of the famous statue, it was elected one of the Seven Wonders of the World made by formal poll in 2007 by the Swiss Institution New 7 Wonders Foundation. The monument is accessible by train or van
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  • BorntocruiseUK
    Heathfield, United Kingdom13,393 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It’s huge……
    Whether you fly over it in a helicopter or you use the tram to get there, you will see it’s magnificent. A lot of work has been done on the area since I last visited in 2007, definitely more commercialised. The queue for the train was quite long but it affords beautiful views as you ascend upwards. When we went it was extremely busy which made it difficult to get that amazing photo. I’ve been twice now and don’t think I would visit again. But I feel it’s well worth going at least once!
    Visited February 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 29, 2023
  • Factsnotfiction62
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom261 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Iconic views and no queues
    We visited twice in a week. Both times we booked our tickets the night before. We're glad we didn't pay for any jump the queue tickets because both times we were on the first train up (7.20am) and didn't queue. Incredible views of Copacabana and Sugarloaf. Be warned though, there is scaffolding up at the moment on one side (July 2023) so not great for photos. Also, the second time we went people started forming queues and holding others up so they could take photos without other people in them. This may work if there are half a dozen people up there but the next train arrives twenty minutes later and by then there are quite a few people and there simply isn't enough room to take photos without others in. There was also a guy with a long selfie stick which he used to film around the balcony for about 15 minutes meaning everyone who took a photo of sugarloaf in the time has his selfie stick in it. He seemed oblivious.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 11, 2023
  • HeidiM929
    Cincinnati, Ohio282 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Views
    It’s definitely worth seeing but the day we went it was so packed. A lot of people take pictures and then hang out and don’t move on. It was frustrating at times. The view is fabulous and it’s well worth the trip so go if you’re in Rio. The train ride up is nice too.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 18, 2023
  • brandasa
    Centerville, Ohio1,340 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Details for your visit.
    Of course you are going to go.... It's a busy place - we took the first train up - and it still felt busy up there. Make sure to check out the small church at the base of the statue. It's great to see from around the city - but the actual visit at the top takes less than 30 minutes. Easy to uber to the train.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 27, 2023
  • Steve
    London, United Kingdom931 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing
    You are not going to go to Rio and not come here, the views are amazing and I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. You will require patience though as it is very busy at the top. People have a tendency to hang around in the bests spots but unless you are in a rush you will eventually get your perfect snaps.
    Visited March 2023
    Written July 31, 2023
  • D. Aaronson
    Asheville, North Carolina679 contributions
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    Mandatory Rio stop
    I think most people come here because it's the iconic Rio landmark. It's worth the view and the train ride is quite nice. It was very crowded on our visit, I hear it is almost always quite crowded though so that's just part of the experience. There is a train stop just below the summit that anyone is welcome to get on/off at. This is a visitor center for Tijuca National Park (which you are in) and it has some nice displays on the nature in the area if you have a little extra time.
    Visited July 2023
    Written August 3, 2023
  • OldBear
    Wigan, United Kingdom10,999 contributions
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    Another Impressive ‘must see’ top attraction in Rio
    More than 61,000 very good or excellent reviews, speaks volumes about this attraction! We took a half day guided tour that we’d arranged a week earlier. After visiting Sugarloaf mountain we arrived late morning in our minibus at the ticket office. We had a quick visit to the souvenir shop, bought some water and then ‘jumped the queue’ to take another minibus to the top. It’s supposed to be quicker and easier than taking the train. (and more comfortable with air con) I would not recommend walking as it’s a long steep and winding road which is busy with vehicles, plus the heat was unbearable! Once we arrived at the top we had to walk up a lot of steps or use an escalator and a few steps. The plateau was very crowded, everyone looking for the angle to take photos. A great experience with fantastic views and highly recommended! My top tip is to arrive as early as possible to avoid the queues especially if you’re not on a guided tour, unless you intend going for sunset!
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 15, 2023
  • SRD1994
    Swansea, United Kingdom257 contributions
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    Breathtaking views of Rio
    We bought our tickets online without a problem then showed them on our phones. You don't need a paper copy like it says online. You queue to get into the little train station, they check your ticket once and give you a piece of paper, then you go up to the booth and they take the paper and give you a ticket. You queue again and are made to have a photo taken (which they encourage you to buy at the end), then get on the train. It takes around 20 minutes, the view up is pretty. We got the first train up, the space at the top is small so it gets busy really quickly. I can't imagine what getting a later train is like. First train is at 7.40am (worth it!). The sun is already up but the views across Rio are breathtaking. The city is huge and you really get a feel for that when you are that high. The mountains in the background are the most beautiful part. The statue itself is cool but it is just a statue really. Lots of people queuing to take photos - get your snap outside the queue, then enjoy the view around you more importantly. To go back down you just walk down the steps to the train platform (same one you got off) and just get back on. You need to show your ticket again. You don't need to prebook your return train, just get any one you like.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 1, 2023
  • Nalini N
    Greater Sydney, Australia653 contributions
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    Largest Art Deco staue in the world!
    ON a mountain summit,the statue is an emblem of Rio de Janeiro & indeed Brazil. It is a beautiful piece of work visited by many and a glorious view of Rio is seen from the summit. The day I visited there was christening ceremony in the little church.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written September 6, 2023
  • paulgray1
    Sale, United Kingdom941 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Matched expectations!
    No trip to Rio would be complete without a visit to Christ the redeemer -It’s the icon of Rio. We are staying in the Flamengo area and picked up the official bus from Largo do Machado near the fruit market. TBH ,it’s idiot proof ,you pick up the minibus, taken to the bottom base, put onto another minibus to the base of the building on which the statue is on, go up 2 escalators and bob’s your uncle, you are there. We were there for 9ish ( on a Tuesday ) it was busy but hardly any queuing or waiting. It really is worth the trip and it matched my expectations with magnificent views of Rio and photos of Cristo. After 30 mins, back to the base to get on the minibus back to where we got it from- simples!
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 12, 2023
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keks b
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Jan 2024 • Family
Visiting the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro was an unforgettable experience. Perched atop the Mount Corcovado, this iconic symbol of peace offers a panoramic view of the city that is simply unparalleled. The statue itself is a marvel of artistic and engineering prowess, standing tall with arms outstretched in a welcoming embrace. The atmosphere is serene, almost sacred, making it a perfect retreat from the bustling city life below. Whether you’re soaking in the scenic vistas or admiring the intricate details of the sculpture, Christ the Redeemer deserves nothing less than a five-star rating for its awe-inspiring presence and the profound impact it leaves on every visitor. A must-visit for anyone traveling to Brazil!
Written June 17, 2024
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Saurabh Deora
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India13 contributions
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May 2024 • Family
Overlooking the city, Christ welcomes everyone with open arms. The experience of visiting the site is amazing, and you get a good view of the city from the top.

You can reach by train Or Van, train takes more time but it offers good view of Tijuca national park.

If you want to go by van, reach visitor centre by cab (uber) and can easily buy ticket (can be bought online as well). Although timing is mentioned on ticket but they are not strict.

Try to reach early, as it is either more crowded or less crowded. Escalator are available.
Written June 2, 2024
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Wombling_Free_7548
Bristol, UK2,106 contributions
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Jun 2024 • Couples
We were on the 7:40am train and it wasn’t too busy when we arrived, we were able to walk around pretty easily to admire the views and of course the statue. The statue is very impressive close up and very well maintained. It’s too touristy for any sense of religious contemplation but it was still a great experience.
Written June 2, 2024
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Palmc
Bristol, UK60 contributions
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May 2024 • Couples
Although we were only in Rio for a few days we went up Corcovado twice. The first time was an organised excursion which was part of our trip so we went even though it was a very misty day. We could hardly see the statue, let alone the view. We went in a mini bus to about half way, when the official park transport takes you up to the statue. There are inevitably a lot of people there but it didn't detract from the magnificence of the statue. We also went the following day when the sky was blue! We went in the afternoon so that we could be there for sunset (about 5.15 p.m.) This time we took an Uber to the train and went up on the train - the cost included the train and the admission to Corcovado. A wonderful experience - but if you have the choice of when to to go make sure that the weather is good.
Written May 29, 2024
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Kevin S
Pontypridd, UK6,890 contributions
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May 2024 • Couples
A second visit 15 years later and it still is a wonderful sight and has wonderful views of the city in many directions. Is it one of the 7 wonders of the world? Well yes by population of one country voting for its own attraction. But compared to the Taj Mahal or the Pyramids or Angkor Wat etc, no. It is not a magnificent architectural or engineering achievement of the ancient world. It is just a big statue, admittedly a wonderful statement above the city. But easy access means lots of face shots and poses and pouting in essentially a religious setting which is quite unseemly. But it still has to be visited, it is a city statement and is a trip with the funicular railway journey and offers great views of the city.
Written May 28, 2024
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MacMa
Killiney, Ireland143 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Managed to see the Christ the Redeemer statue at Corcovado. So this now completes visits to all of the Seven Wonders of the World
Written May 27, 2024
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Huy B
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
It is great to see the statue in details and a nice 360-view of the city below. If you Uber/taxi to the top drop off point, walk up to the visitor center to get tickets. DO NOT listen to the scammers selling the same transport tickets at the drop off point at 3X the official ticket price.
Written May 25, 2024
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Glenn D
120 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
Wanted to be one of the first to see the Christ the Redeamer in the morning...we ubered up to the Paineiras Visitor Center and was there by 7am...there was already a long line on Brazilian tour groups so by the time we got to the Christ by opening at 8am it was packed...also, the tour groups were taking up both sides of the promenade and the stairs to take photos . That being said, the views were amazing and loved seeing all the monkey's
Written May 18, 2024
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Skeney57
Sydney, Australia24,422 contributions
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Apr 2024 • Couples
Glad we did the train trip up to the Redeemer but unfortunately the weather gods were not kind. A fog blanketed the entire hill and luckily lifted at the top as we arrived. But we only got short glimpses of the city below as the fog persisted, so it was a little disappointing, but weather can be fickle. Could not believe the number of people at the top and it was fairly crowded, but we got some shots in! Worth the visit as it is such a recognizable part of Rios makeup.
Written May 15, 2024
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Msikiliza
Africa475 contributions
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May 2024 • Solo
It is a beautiful place to visit and an iconic site. However, be mentally prepared as it can get quite busy. The Christ the Redeemer monument is located on Corcovado Hill and can be reached through three main ways: hiking, driving up a narrow and steep road, or taking a train. On my visit, I chose to take the super busy train that day, resulting in a lot of queueing and waiting. Nevertheless, it was worth the wait.

The view from the monument is breathtaking, and the monument itself is truly remarkable. The history behind it is intriguing.Certain sections of the monument can be reached easily through the use of lifts and escalators. However, it's advisable to verify in advance if you require this kind of access. Unfortunately, the restrooms can only be accessed by climbing up or down stairs. In addition, there are prayer chapels available for those who prefer to pray or meditate. The restroom facilities that I used were clean.

While visiting the monument tree gardens, I observed some conservationists tending to a spotted sloth or monkey (I cannot recall which one) perched on one of the trees. They were sharing their knowledge with tourists who were happily taking photos of the animal. This is not surprising, as the monument is situated within Tijuca National Park, an urban park located within Rio de Janeiro's mountainous terrain that boasts of a diverse range of flora and fauna. Upon reading up, I discovered that it is a reforested park. Forests around Rio de Janeiro were cleared in the 1700s for fuel, coffee growing, and livestock, leading to water shortages and flash floods due to the destruction of small streams that once served as the city's water source. In the mid 1800’s the Emperor used slaves to re-plant trees to rewild and restore the former forest.

The souvenir shops at the top of the building were surprisingly disappointing. They were selling the same limited variety of items at overpriced rates, in my opinion. However, the gift shop one located on the ground floor at the train station platform had a better variety of items and a friendly team to assist with your needs.
Written May 6, 2024
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