Useful Tips for Visiting Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro

Christ the Redeemer

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I’m sure you all heard about the greatest attraction of Rio de Janeiro, about the largest art deco statue of Jesus Christ-Christ the Redeemer. Situate in the top of the Corcovado Mountain, it is a 130 foot tall and 98 foot wide statue, that has become the landmark of the city. The statue was built in 1922 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Brazilian Independence. In 2007 The Christ the Redeemer statue was included in the New Seven Wonders of the World list. Today it is still the most beloved tourist attraction in the city of Rio. In the following, let’s see some useful tips for visiting Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro:

It is a must see tourist attraction

View from Corcovado Mountain

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Positioned on the top of the Corcovado Mountain, the statue of Christ the Redeemer has a breathtaking view of the city, involving the most representative tourist attractions such as the beaches of Rio. As one of the Seven Wonders of the World, it is a must see landmark for anyone who visits the city. If you would like to see the largest religious statue in the world, it is a must see site in Rio with a magnificent panorama.

How to get to the statue?

The easiest way to get to the statue is by a cogwheel train, it is also the fastest route to the Christ the Redeemer. After the train visitors should take a panoramic elevator to reach the top of the mountain. Visitors can also take a taxi all the way up to the top; however we think that by train it is a more adventurous journey where you can enjoy the fascinating landscape as the train goes through to the Atlantic Rainforest offering stunning glimpses from this amazingly beautiful scenery. Trains run every half hour from 8; 30Am to late 7:00PM.

When to visit the statue?

This tourist attraction is opened to the visitors all year around, including holidays as well. However if you would like to visit the landmark when it is less crowded try to avoid to visit it during the peak season from December to March, during the carnival time, and Christmas and Eastern time. Also the best time to visit the statue is late afternoon when you can enjoy the amazingly beautiful splendor of the setting sun in one of the most representative landmark in Latin America.

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