Member Reviews (49)
- CorcovadoMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Oct 21, 2013
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:Outdoor Enthusiasts
- CorcovadoFeb 25, 2013
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!!!
- CorcovadoNov 14, 2012
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 ReviewSep 24, 2012
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.
- CorcovadoSep 17, 2012
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+ 4Jul 30, 2012
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.