At 2230 feet, this hunchback mountain with is where the Christ Redeemer statue stands with outstretched arms. At night, the 1... More
At 2230 feet, this hunchback mountain with is where the Christ Redeemer statue stands with outstretched arms. At night, the 100 foot, 1,000 ton statue seems to float as if it were a guardian angel for the city. Of course it will be crowded with many tourists, but, nothing has prepared you for the view you will witness. Stand with the statue at your back, and to your left is the soccer temple Maracanã and the northern districts. Straight ahead in the distance is Niterói with its snaky bridge and Rio's other must see, the hump of the Sugar Loaf. To the right is the Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas in the foreground, and Copacabana and Ipanema beaches further out. The trip takes around 20 minutes.
Liked the train ride up, liked the view. This statue is to Brazil as the Statue of Liberty is to the US...they are the two defining public monuments in the Western Hemisphere. You should see both in your lifetime
Beatifull view to the whole city, and what a city. Suggest taking the eletric train to the top of the moutain and sitting at the right hand side to take photos (mostly after the train's first stop). Only get off once you get at the top of the moutain, it´s not worth getting off before and walking up.
Not a lot of people know the meaning of Corcovado, the word that means " Heart where are you going" comes from Latin. With the arms wide open the Christ is blessing not only Rio de Janeiro, but also its residents and tourist that travels from all around the globe to have this unique experience. I just loved to be there. It was a unique experience to me.