Christ The Redeemer Statue
As one of the most dramatic landmarks in Rio de Janeiro, the breathtaking “Christ the Redeemer” statue soars high above the city, creating a dramatic backdrop to Rio de Janeiro’s spectacular mountainous landscape. As one of the seven wonders of the world, the Christ the Redeemer Statue is a must-see landmark for anyone visiting the city. Located in the Tijuca Forest and standing at over 130 feet tall, this is one of the world's largest statues of Christ and is thus a popular landmark for visiting tourists to Rio de Janeiro. Unveiled for the first time in 1931, the landmark was completely restored in 2010. At a height of 2,300 feet, the rainforest covered mountain on which the statue stands is often surrounded by thick clouds which can obscure one's view of the monument. For this reason, many visitors pass up the beach on the first clear day of their vacation in lieu of a trip to Corcovado Mountain to view the statue. A historic cogwheel train is the fastest route to the landmark, although it is possible to make the steep drive in a car. After exiting the cogwheel train, visitors must take panoramic elevators to reach the top of the mountain. No trip to Rio de Janeiro is complete without a visit to the fascinating Christ the Redeemer Statue.
Rua Cosme Velho, 513, Rio de Janeiro