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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) Going up to the statue by train - Corcovado Station: Corcovado Station, a 19th century station from where a cog-train departs to the Christ... more »
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

When you reach the top of the statue, this gigantic Christ the Redeemer with his arms opened " blessing" Rio de Janeiro... is just too beautiful ! You can go by car or take the little train that goes through the " forest" with samba players amusing you during the ride !! Once at the top,you can take an elevator... More

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Melbourne, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

go EARLY - like sunrise and beat the crowds. OR wait in a fun filled, nice line for 3 hours. view from top is second to none. bucket list stuff.

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Surrey, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

I just read another post from someone on this hike and had to write my experience as I found it different than theirs. After taking a taxi from Lagoa to the bottom of the mountain where you get your tickets for the tram up we were told we were in the wrong place for the hike. If we hiked the... More

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Ventnor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

The statue of Christ is incredible in its scale and the views from the plinth are just amazing. You know that it is going to be crowded and it is but not unbearably so and we even managed to buy drinks and snacks and get a table at the cafe. Persevere with the web site and book and pay for... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The Corcovado itself is amazing, absolutely perfect view. You can see whole Rio. But we were hiking up and expecting journey in nature as it's in National Park. No. You are walking along road full of cars sometimes even without pedestrian path. It can be pretty dangerous. Then waiting an hour to take a van to the top and not... More

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Brisbane
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

There are two public ways up the mountain - train or bus. The train ride is very enjoyable - a recently renovated rack railway which climbs it's way slowly and steeply up the mountain. At the top there are spectacular views and the christ statue, which was built long after the mountain became a tourist attraction. If you are over... More

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This place is made me think about the human nature. What a strange idea can motivate people to do strange things. Can you imagine: poverty, no food, no jobs, no money, but people are working on the Mystery Statue that may be will attract somebody in someday. Lot’s of people go to visit Rio just for this statue. This is... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We visited Cocordova around 2.30pm. The views are awe inspiring. We found it the busiest of all attractions visited during our four days in Rio. Not that easy to mind around as people looked to take 'selfies, or reclining on the ground to get the 'best shot' looking up at the statue. The statue itself is as magnificent Ashe pictures... More

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Are you into cycling? How do you feel about cycling from sea level up to the top of the corcovado? The road ends at about 900m above sea level. I like to say that this road separates the men from the boys. Make sure you wear safety gear and only ride up there at night if you are experienced and... More

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

In sum - it is a must see during a visit to Rio de Janeiro. The views are breathtaking, the statue is marvelous, and the crowds are overwhelming. I recommend arranging for the purchase of your tickets ahead of time as the wait times are long. There are two ways up - either train or bus. If you didn't purchase... More

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