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.
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.
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
One of the places you need to visit in this world. The ride up the hill is nice on good roads with lots of interesting tropical vegation to look at. The Christ statue is at the top of the hill and the vistas are just absolutely awesome. You can see Sugarloaf, Copacabana/Ipanema/Leblon Beaches and the lagoon, and on the other side, the rest of the Rio area. Make sure you set your digital camera for high-resolution. I took some really awesome shots and I wish I'd taken more as digital pics are virtually free.
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!!!
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 ...