With arms open wide over Guanabara bay, Christ the Redeemer receives the visitants and bless the cariocas.
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In the top of the mountain is installed Christ the redeemer, one of the most wanted touristic sides of Rio de Janeiro. The biggest and most famous scripture Art Déco of the world, the Christ statue started to be planned in 1921 and it was developed by the engineer Heitor da Silva Costa over 5 years of job, from 1926 to 1931, the opening year of the monument.
It’s located at Parque Nacional da Tijuca, 710 meters above sea level, where anybody can appreciate one of the most beautiful views of the city. Over all 220 steps that lead to the famous statue feet, it was elected one of the Seven Wonders of the World made by formal voting in 2007 by the Swiss Institution New 7 Wonders Foundation. The monument is accessible by train, van or car.
To get into the monument, there’s a nice ride by train that, for 20 minutes, it crosses Mata Atlântica until Corcovado’s top. Making easy access to the visitants, three panoramic elevators and four escalators were built. The visual is amazing; it makes an unmissable program for those that visit the city.
How to get there
By train: Available tickets to buy through the website tremdocorcovado.com.br
By Van Largo do Machado, Praça do Lido or By Van Paineiras :
By car: by way of Cosme Velho by Ladeira dos Guararapes, followed by Ladeira íngreme. On the Right, get in the Conselheiro Lampreia street until the intersection with the indicative plate “Corcovado-Mirante”. Turn the left, at Paineiras road, and forward a new plate will indicate “Paineiras-Corcovado”. The ride cars must follow only until the Paineiras. From there, the visitants follow the van accredited until the monument.
Attention! Visit the official website to check schedule/operation!