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  • Address: Corcovado, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 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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Skip the Line: Christ the Redeemer Admission Ticket, Rio de Janeiro, null
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Skip the Line: Christ the Redeemer Admission Ticket

Christ the Redeemer (Corcovado) is Brazil's most iconic landmark and a trip to Rio is not complete without visiting it! Pre-purchase your skip the line ...  Read more

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Corcovado Mountain, Christ Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain Day Tour, Rio de Janeiro, Attraction ... 
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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

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Full Day Complete Tour of Rio de Janeiro

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This is a complete day tour of the city of Rio de Janeiro covering its most well-known landmarks. You will be accompanied by a professional guide and have ...  Read more

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Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

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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

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 4 or 6 hours

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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

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Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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Full-Day City Tour: Christ Redeemer, Sugar Loaf Plus 30 Other Attractions and Lunch, Rio de ... 
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Full-Day City Tour: Christ Redeemer, Sugar Loaf Plus 30 Other Attractions and Lunch

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Enjoy a full-day tour in which you'll see all the main attractions in Rio de Janeiro. Visit Corcovado with the Christ Redeemer Statue, Sugar Loaf Mountain and ...  Read more

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

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Christ Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain Small-Group Tour, Rio de Janeiro, Full-day Tours
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Christ Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain Small-Group Tour

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Enjoy a small-group tour to Christ the Redeemer statue early in the morning and then enjoy stunning views from Sugar Loaf Mountain. Your tour includes ...  Read more

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

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Corcovado Mountain and Christ Redeemer Statue Half-Day Tour, Rio de Janeiro, Half-day Tours
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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

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

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Rio de Janeiro Shore Excursion: Corcovado Mountain, Christ Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain Day ... 
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Rio de Janeiro Shore Excursion: 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 shore excursion packed with breathtaking views. Int he morning, you'll enjoy a panoramic city tour and ...  Read more

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Christ Redeemer Statue with Optional Sugar Loaf Mountain Sunset Tour, Rio de Janeiro, Ports of Call ... 
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Christ Redeemer Statue with Optional Sugar Loaf Mountain Sunset Tour

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When you’re on vacation, there’s no need to wake up super early to enjoy the sights. After a rocking night in Rio, wake up at your leisure and then speed by ...  Read more

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Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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