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- CorcovadoMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2
Corcovado is a mountain that contains the famous Christ the Redeemer statute. Corcovado is 710 meters tall (2,239 feet) and is accessible by car and tram. I recommend taking the tram so you can go through the steep incline through Tijuca Forest.Recommended for:
Loved it, however we went on a cloudy day...so needless to say we didn't get the spectacular view. On the way up we got stopped for some nice shots. the statue was amazing to see even in the fog....it had an eerie appearance, which made it interesting. I recommend this going here, however skip the expensive tour buses and just take a taxi there and go up yourself!!!
- CorcovadoMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness TravelersFamily Travelers+ 4
It is one of those things in life you have to do. If you time it wrong and the clouds come in though you may has well have just purchased a postcard. We had a mixed day but when it was clear it was superb.
On a clear day you get a real sense of the Rio landscape and how the different parts of the city are arranged. If you are in Rio is it a must but get there early as queues can be huge.
- CorcovadoMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFamily Travelers+ 4First to Review
Photo taken at Estrada do Corcovado on my way up to Christ the Redeemer (Cristo Redentor). A mix of cosmopolitan city, nature and beaches results in a wonderful city as Rio de Janeiro. Called in Brazil "cidade maravilhosa" . Corcovado is a must-see sight.
Make sure you go on a clear day to enjoy the best views of Rio. It gets super crowded so go on a weekday if possible and go early in the day to avoid the long lines for the train. Reserve at least a few hours and bring snacks (or buy them there) and water. It's a must see but it's super touristy so be patient with all the people!!
- CorcovadoMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 4
The Christo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) was started in 1926 and finished by 1931. It's truly one of the great wonders of the world. I look forward to standing before the Cristo Redentor on my next trip to Rio, which I hope is real soon.
- CorcovadoMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6
Best to go around mid-afternoon, the view from the top is the most spectacular, looking one side at the Botafaogo and Sugarloaf and other side to the lake and the beaches. Amaing 360 degree view!
The hike up Corcovado from Jardin Botanico is a bit steep, but nicely wooded for an urban area. There are signs to beware of thieves, so I packed a fake-wallet to give up in case we were mugged. Even park attendants warned of hiking up there, but just be aware of your surroundings and you'll likely be fine. It's cool to approach the giant Christ the Redeemer statue from the woods...when we got there lightning struck its base!! Don't wear metal hats.
- CorcovadoMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness TravelersGreen Travelers+ 2
This is the top place in Rio with 360 degree view from the top with awesome view. This is the most famous place in Rio where the gorgeous statue of Chris watching the city. Recommend to go up in a good weather without rain or fog, otherwise you will miss the view. Take organized tour from your hotel which stops in 5 places in the city.