Christ the Redeemer and Corcovado Mountain

Type: Attractions, Great Views, Religious Sites, Sightseeing

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No trip to Rio would be complete without a trip to see the art deco Cristo, and the views from the feet of this most iconic of statues are truly breathtaking. One of the Seven Modern Wonders of the...  Read More


  • Best for Romantic Things to Do Because: The jaw-dropping views make a perfect backdrop to romantic photographs.
  • Best for Things to Do in December Because: A trip to see the Christ statue, and take in the views, will add a dazzling touch to any holiday in Rio.
  • Best for Things to Do with Kids Because: The funicular railway ride up to the top of Corcovado, a steep climb through thick jungle, is great fun.
  • Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: Rio's Christ statue is officially one of the seven modern wonders of the world, and the views from its base are magnificent.
  • Best for Outdoor Activities Because: Hardy types can take organised hikes through the jungle up to the legendary statue on his mountaintop perch.
  • Best for Tours and Excursions Because: Christ the Redeemer is officially one of the Seven Modern Wonders of the World.
  • Best for Sightseeing Because: Rio's World Famous Christ Statue is officially one of the Seven New Wonders of the World.

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