At 2230 feet, this hunchback mountain is where the Christ the Redeemer statue stands with outstretched arms. At night, the ... More
At 2230 feet, this hunchback mountain is where the Christ the Redeemer statue stands with outstretched arms. At night, the 100 ft, one thousand ton statue seems to float as if it were a guardian angel for the city. Expect it to be crowded with tourists, but the view you will witness is well worth it. If you stand with the statue at your back, to your left you'll see 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 Sugar Loaf Mountain. To the right is the Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas in the foreground, and Copacabana and Ipanema beaches further out. The trip to the Corcovado takes about 20 minutes.
Rio is a place with enormous natural beauty, it is surrounded by mountains, loads of forests, beautiful beaches, very good restaurants and bars, free music in every corner, delicious fruit juices and coconut water everywhere and above all, the people are very welcoming and helpful. I have never had the feeling that it was “us and them” we usually experience when on holiday in some countries. Tourists and locals mingle together in harmony.
There are also plenty museums, theatres, parks, exhibitions, parties and free music concerts everywhere.
It's relatively cheap to eat. Beer is cheap and always very cold. You don’t get much hassle when walking on the streets or when on Ipanema beach, in my opinion a much better beach than the one in Copacabana.
Rio is an experience no one forgets. My husband and I go back to Rio every year since we’ve first been there in 2004.
The view of Pao de Acucar and Lagoa from Corcovado is still the greatest view of my travels through America and Europe. I recommend going to Pao de Acucar first then see the Christ on top of Corcovado Mountain. People are nice and picture taking requires collaboration from everybody, which happens naturally.
Corcovado's view is just breathtaking! You can see the entire city of Rio de Janeiro from the top of Corcovado, get excellent pictures of the Sugar Loaf mountains, and get a really cool picture of the Christ that sits on top.
Even if you're not religious, this is one site you can't miss in Rio! I've been to Corcovado about three times, and each time it's as if I were seeing it for the first time all over again!
It was brilliant. i just love stuff like it. I think if people wanna go ten they should go with a family because you have more fun and you will enjoy your selves. People should go in the summer because you can fel the sunshine on your face, it's lovely!!!!
It was worth the time off the beach to see this huge statue of Jesus. Generally I agree with most of the other reviews. Here are some additional thoughts...
1. We took a bus right from copacabana (picked it up on R. Barata Ribeiro going through Ipanema around the jockey club, the lagoon, through the tunnel and up the hill. Although this might be the long way, it gives you a view of the city (part of it) which helps you better understand the magnitude of RIO from Corcovada.
2. Take bananas to feed monkeys
3. We hired a private car from the base. It was much more personal with the driver making stops and giving much more detail then the bus or the train. Some of the best pictures are from stops not at the top- looking up at the statue
i liked most thing about Rio but it was always rain and thundering i couldn't go to the Corcovado and they wouldn't give me my money but back and i spent over $900 i am very sad but it was a great trip and it wasn't all my money it was my cab drivers money
U must go there the first day: U can see all you're going to visit the next days.
The best hour to go it's in the morning. There's a lot of people up there in the evening!
Now there's some mechanical stairs, so anyone can reach te top.
Dislikes? Just when it's cloudy :(
I have to say this is a must see for anyone going to Rio. Unfortunately, when my wife and I went, it happened to be raining with very low clouds, so the view was not as good as normal, but it still was an awesome experience...
Even the train ride up through the rain forrest is neat!
We can't wait to go back and do this again on a day that isn't raining, the view is truly amazing!!!
i loveed this because of the veiw. it was as the kids say bootiful! i loved the walk up there and i loved the value! i would definatly recamened it for others. i would also definatly go there again! 10.5 stars!!!
Everything about it is awsome! The view from up there is stunning, from all angles. You have Tijuca forest one way, then The Centre and the stadium, then more to the right, Botafogo and Sugarloaf, a bit more to the right is Copacabana, a little more and you have the lake behind Ipanema. WOW!!! Crist itself, it was great to be there. He's huge and beautiful! We didnt get the train up there through the forest but if i was to go again i would get the train. I got a tour guide to drive us up by car, it was still good, confortable and informative. Cost 120 real for the two of us which was �30 so it was worth it, we got picked up from where we were and droped off at a beach we asked for. Excellent!!
I want t go again, so if anyone is thinking of going then stop thinking about it and go. Rio in general wasnt as scary as people were telling me. In my experience everything went well, great value for money, loved it!
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