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Christ the Redeemer (Cristo Redentor)
Christ the Redeemer (Cristo Redentor)

Christ the Redeemer (Cristo Redentor)

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Parque Nacional da Tijuca - Alto da Boa Vista, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, Brazil
+55 21 2558-1329
https://cristoredentoroficial.com.br/
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Christ the Redeemer is the ubiquitous symbol of Brazil. At 130 feet tall it is the largest Art Deco statue in the world, standing at the peak of Corcovado mountain. The statue of Jesus is made of ... Read more
reinforced concrete and soapstone.

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Miravet

Rio doesn't get more iconic than this. Perched 710 metres above the city on Corcovado mountain, the views over the city below are stunning. Get there early if you want to avoid the crowds.

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Local from Rio de Janeiro

Make sure you check the weather forecast before go. This is a must in Rio! The view from the top is just marvellous but it must be a clear sky to be able to see best. Do not take a van or taxi up. The ride up by the tram is part of the experience. Best seats are on the right hand side!

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Amsterdam

One of the sites you must visit when in Rio! You can hike up there or take the train! I can be pretty crowded so go really early or in the late afternoon. Also make you go when it’s not too cloudy because that would ruin the view.

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Santa Monica

Rock climbed the base of cristo redentor via K2. Such a reversal to come from wilderness and summit over the railing into a tourist hot spot. Haha. My guide from climb in Rio was fantastic!

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Elkader

Hiking up to Christ the Redeemer is so rewarding! Christ the Redeemer can be seen from nearly everywhere in Rio, but it's an incredible view up close.

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The San Francisco Bay Area

Supposedly, there's a spectacular view from the top, but it was so foggy when we went that we could barely see a foot in front of us. Don't buy tickets in advance, or you might have to go up in bad/foggy weather. However, if you buy on site, they might be sold out for several hours (only to return later and then there's bad weather -- which is what happened to us). Thankfully after an hour, the sky cleared enough to see Cristo at least. The site is cool, but it's difficult to get to (takes a long time on the bus from Ipanema, about 1.5 hours) and your likely to have encounter inclement weather or even electricity issues. The first day we tried to go, there was no power so the tram wasn't running. In hindsight, we should have taken a mini bus up to the top because it was clear that day. We went a second day, and weather wasn't clear, so we had to go back again a third day, which was clear, but tickets were sold out for could of hours and by the time it was our turn, the weather had changed. This is a tricky site.

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San Jose

As an icon of both Rio and Brazil, this statue is recognizable from many places in the city...Parque Lage, Pao do Azucar, the road.... Unfortunately, you can't go inside the statue, but you can climb up Corcovado itself. And whether you climb or take the train up, the view from up here is pretty nice. Just beware the weather or you won't see a thing.

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Quezon City

The sunset is amazing at the summit of Mount Corcovado where the Christ the Redeemer (Cristo Redentor) is located. The colossal statue of Jesus Christ overlooking the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is a symbol of Christianity across the world and has become a cultural icon of both Rio de Janeiro and Brazil. It is one of the New 7 Wonders of the World.

A must visit site when one is in Brazil. One off the bucket list.

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Huntington Beach

Worth the trip up the mountain. Easy to get to by train, Uber or countless tour companies. One of the 7 Wonders of the World as you get to see the entire city and beyond from this spiritual monument.

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Santa Barbara

Great sight to see. Easy to get up to and I had no lines. Great view of the city. Clouds were in and out but still well worth it. Perfect for photo ops!

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Baltimore

Very awesome to see in person; however, it was very crowded and touristy which detracted a bit from the overall atmosphere

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Kind of good for tourists and a nice thing to know, but it takes a very long time to get there, so i don't think it worth it, especially in the summer because is very hot and has lot of people together in there, but is an important place to go in Rio, so give it a try

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Temecula

Absolutely amazing! The view from the top is breath taking! The immensity of Christ the Redeemer is truly inspirational.

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London

The majority of tourists tend to visit the unmissable Christ the Redeemer in the daytime, however, you can escape the crowds and witness a spectacular night skyline by going up in the evening. Expect great views over Rio’s surrounding beaches and neighbourhoods, including the impressive sight of seeing Sugarloaf Mountain lit up in the background. Under the baking hot sun during the day, the Christ the Redeemer experience can often be hindered amongst the hundreds of other tourists. Although, at night it's a different story entirely, with much more pleasant conditions.

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Los Angeles

I'm currently in Brazil and decided to do some touristy things. Of course, everyone suggested that I go see Cristo Redentor and I'm really glad I did. To my amazement, the lines were really short (it's off season and prices are much affordable, I paid 24 Reais). The drive up to Cristo was beautiful and scenic. Once you're closer to the top, you have a great view of the city. It's truly a beautiful sight to see! I even saw a capuchin monkey :D

If you come during off season like I did and have access to a car, I would drive up to the parking area at the top of the mountain. From there, you will pay the fee than take a shuttle to Cristo. You do have to climb a few flights of stairs. There will be cafes and shops to buy souvenirs.

It was a great experience

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Pittsford

Although this place can get very crowded it is one of the things you just have to do when you are in Rio. Try to get advanced tickets to save time. When the weather cooperates it is a great view. Stop the stupid selfies!

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Brasilia

Of course the must see of Rio. But it is too much marketing for so little pleasure. If the weather is not good there is no view, and it is too expensive to use the tram or the transport options.

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San Jose

If you only have a short time in Rio, this is the spot to see. Hang in there with the ticket line and the shuttle line - the wait time is worth it!

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O cristo redentor is one of the most visit place in Rio...........is one of the best place to view Rio de Janeiro.

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Melbourne

Traveling to the top of the Corcorvado and seeing for the first time the Christ the Redeemer statue was one of the most exciting days of my life. Nothing really prepares you for the beauty and majesty of this wonderful site.

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