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  • Address: Corcovado
  • Hours: Open daily. Trains leave every half hour 8:30am - 7pm
  • Admission: Train ticket: R$36

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Statue of Christ the Redeemer (Cristo Redentor)

Keeping a watchful eye over the people of Rio de Janeiro, the Statue of Christ the Redeemer (or Cristo Redentor) sits atop Corcovado 2,300 feet (700 meters) above the city. It was voted one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in 2007.

The largest art deco statue in the world, it is 130 ft (39 m) tall and the arms measure 98 ft (30 m) across. Made of reinforced concrete and sandstone the statue was unveiled in 1931.

On a clear day the views from the base of the statue are fantastic. At night the statue is lit up and seemingly hovers over the city as the mountain it stands on is dark.  If it is cloudy the clouds light up and the effect can be quite spectacular and ethereal.

Practical Info

To reach the statue take the cog train to the top of Corvado. The train, which offers some spectacular views if you sit on the right hand side, leaves from Rua Cosme Velho 513.  

Taxis can be a great way to visit the statue and if there is more than one of you it should be easy to negotiate the fee, for a return trip and waiting time, which will work out cheaper than the cog train.

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Viator Exclusive: Early Access to Christ Redeemer Statue with Optional Sugar Loaf Mountain Tour, ... 
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Viator Exclusive: Early Access to Christ Redeemer Statue with Optional Sugar Loaf Mountain Tour

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Be among the first visitors to gaze upon the Christ the Redeemer statue without the usual crowds on this early morning Rio de Janeiro tour — a Viator Exclusive ...  Read more

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Duration: 4 or 6 hours

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Small-Group Rio de Janeiro in a Day Tour

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Enjoy a tour in Rio de Janeiro's most iconic attractions and visit Corcovado and Sugar Loaf on the same day and the best time for you. We will take your also ...  Read more

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

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Corcovado Mountain and Christ Redeemer Statue Half-Day Tour

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Take an afternoon tour to Corcovado Mountain topped with the iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer. You'll travel through the Tijuca Rain Forest by cog train ...  Read more

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Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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Christ Redeemer Statue with Optional Sugar Loaf Mountain Sunset Tour

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Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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Corcovado Hiking Tour in Rio de Janeiro

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Experience Rio de Janeiro’s famous Corcovado Mountain in the most rewarding way possible – by hiking up it! With an experienced guide, take a 2.5-hour hike ...  Read more

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

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Private Tour: Corcovado Photography Tour with a Professional Photographer, Rio de Janeiro, Hiking & ... 
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Private Tour: Corcovado Photography Tour with a Professional Photographer

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Rio de Janeiro's postcard landmark, elected one of the new seven wonders of the world, Christ the Redeemer is an important symbol of this wonderful city. Take ...  Read more

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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Private Day-Tour: Rainforest Beaches and Icons of Rio de Janeiro

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Experience the wonders of Rio de Janeiro with this private, full-day tour. Visit the Christ the Redeemer Statue, drive through the rainforest, see the amazing ...  Read more

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: Flexible

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Corcovado Mountain, Christ Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain Day Tour

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Combine two of Rio's most popular tours on a full-day excursion packed with breathtaking views. In the morning, you'll enjoy a panoramic city tour and have the ...  Read more

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

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Rio de Janeiro Combo Tour: Santa Teresa, Corcovado Mountain and Santa Marta Favela, Rio de Janeiro, ... 
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Rio de Janeiro Combo Tour: Santa Teresa, Corcovado Mountain and Santa Marta Favela

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Visit some of Rio de Janeiro’s most famous attractions and discover the various sides to the city on this full-day tour with a local guide. Explore the ...  Read more

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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Rio de Janeiro Helicopter Tour

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What could be better than a sightseeing tour of Rio de Janeiro from the air? From the vantage point of a helicopter, you'll have unforgettable views of this ...  Read more

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

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