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.
Corcovado mountain and the statue of christ is probably the most moving experience I have had. The view of the entire city is like no other. With out a doubt worth the money. You can hire a driver to take you to the top for about r60.00 which right now is about 30 dollars and hour. Much better than on train. I went at 9 am and had no problem with fog..better to go before it gets hot.
This is where Christ the Redeemer is located. The view of Rio from the top is unbelievable. Please do not attempt to walk to the top; most people aren't prepared for the winding- steep road and find themselves passing out or trying to hitch a ride to the top. For 36 Reais there are vans that will take you half way to take some nice pictures for about 20 minutes and then take you to the top for about 40 minutes to see the Christ staute. Once there take advantage of the gift shops, snack bars, etc. Afterwards the van will take you all the way to the bottom; you pay after the tour is complete. You can't miss the guys that are in charge of this tour because they are wearing white shirts and black pants. There is no way you can go to Rio and not make this trip, you'll be glad you did.
I hated this place it was a horror to my family and i . We were truly dissapointed. It was extremly expensive and the most pethtic holiday i have ever been on. I hated so much we write 10 letter of complaints to the Mayor.
Worth every penny. No place more beautiful! Great views of the entire city and beaches. Once in a lifetime trip. Do youself a favor and go. Breathtaking!!!! I will never forget it. Pictures do not do it justice.
If you go to Rio, you MUST go to Corcovado. The view is breathtaking, and the atmosphere is great. Rio de Janeiro is set on such an interesting landscape that going up to Corcovado gives you a perspective of the city that you would otherwise miss. It's just a great place and like 'icing on the cake' for any trip to Rio. I recommend a trip to Corcovado over a trip to Sugarloaf. If on foot, I would suggest taking a taxi (available at the base of the road) up to Corcovado -- taxi drivers will usually let you stop at a couple viewpoints 1/2 way up the drive, and they will know Rio -- i.e, they can offer plenty of advice for anything else you might want to do in Rio. Further, the trolley (the other means for travelling up to Corcovado) was help up (no kidding!) a few years back by thugs, I don't know if any changes have been made to make sure the trolley is more secure today.
Resembling a huge, futuristic Mayan pyramid, it is impossible not to be amazed by this architectural downtown wonder. Officially opened
in 1976, while still incomplete, it has a capacity of over 20,000 people. The interior is a virtual cavern, ...
Minors under age 18 must be accompanied by at least one parent, and present official ID, to check in. If
a minor is traveling without parents, a responsible person named by parents must present parent's written authorization, complete with ...
If you happen to be in the area, and you surely will be after coming down the Corcovado hill, be
sure to visit this little square, a small colonial haven in the middle of town. Most of the houses ...