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Corcovado

Parque Nacional Da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Traveler Description: 1) Reaching Cosme Velho  Corcovado Station, a 19th century station from where a cog-train departs to the Christ statue, is located at Cosme Velho, a... more »
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Fantasic weather for the trip up. The trip up was quite involved with a mixture of taxi ride, queues, buses and more queues - but considering we were in Rio de Janeiro during the World Cup, they managed very well. Good value eating at the cafe at the top surprisingly - with stunning views over Guanabara Bay and Rio! Don't... More

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Monterrey, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We all know that if you go to Rio, you have to climb the Corcovado to take a picture of you with Christ the Redeemer. On a clear day, enjoying the view from the top helps you understand the geographical distribution of the city and it´s chaotic traffic. There are 3 different ways to arrive to Corcovado: the funicular from... More

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South San Francisco
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Atop this mountain is the famous statue of Cristo Redentor. The train ride to the peak is half the thrill as you pass through a green forest. The 20-minute train ride was not bad. There are a few stops where vendors try to sell water and soda. Buy the bottled water here, so much cheaper than those sold at the... More

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HK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Taking a walk in the national park is an excellent experience. Lots of shades and lots of nice tropical greens. A must go for travelers. Lots of birds and fresh air.

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Marche
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

I guess this is the best spot from where getting a 360 degrees view all over Rio. You shouldn't miss it. There are several options to go up, I went by taxi (and the driver waited for me to go back), but you could also use one of the vans at the hill's feet. Once you get almost to the... More

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Kitimat,B.C.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

If you go to Rio...you have to visit the Christ the Redeemer. Do not take a taxi to the top. Insist on taking the train. The lush forest and views are well worth the trip. When you get to the top, the view of Rio below will take your breath away!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Great view of the city, especially during sunset. But transportation on the way back can be time consuming though due to high volume of visitors. Superb view nonetheless!

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Well worth the trip, pick a clear day! Train ride was fun and we enjoyed breakfast in the cafe at the top!

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Monterrey, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

The transportation on popular dates maybe a problem because you have to move by trucks around 30 mins to be there, the view is amazing.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

This is the train to get to Cristo. Make you buy your ticket online first thru http://www.corcovado.com.br/ingles/info.html You walk right on the train when you pre-but it.

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