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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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Plano, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

I have been to Corcovado at least 4 times. Beautiful views, but make sure the day you choose to go up there is not foggy. Otherwise you wont see the city views and waste your money and trip.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

I have been to Corcavado before but this time it was a magical and a very religious experience, the Place was all covered with Clouds and only the Christ Statue was visible it gave me a very great feeling of being there

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Orlando
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

If looking to save some money, you don't need to buy those very expensive tour packages. Just go to the tourist office in Copacabana Beach and buy the tickets there which include the transportation round trip by very comfortable air conditioned vans. You can also do it by train or local bus. Taxis are no longer allowed to reach the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Avoid the lines, buy your ticket the day before and save yourself 4 hours waiting in line to only buy a ticket for a train time later in the afternoon. We couldn't figure out how to buy online, but we found a government run kiosk for travel information and we could buy it from them. I think there might be... More

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Oceanside, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Corcovado mountain has the best view of Rio. There can be a long wait for the tram ride to the top though. A van ride may be a faster but not as scenic way to the top

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Muscat, Oman
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

You can either trek, take a cab, or hop on the tram service to go up the Corcovado mountain. We took a cab which was the fastest. You can stop in between for good views of the wilderness. Catch glimpses of the little animals that look like skunks which are found in abundance on the route.

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Adelaide
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Another must visit destination. Cost 62Reais from the mini bus station on Copacabana beach. This is the BEST way to get up there, early in the morning to avoid ridiculous queues. Find out where this place is on Copacacaba beach and you will arrive in the most fast and efficient way to the steps next to Christ the Redeemer also... More

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Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

definitely worth a visit while in Rio but go as early as possible as it gets very busy and overcrowded. There are 240 steps to climb too

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Essex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Superb views and worth every penny a must do when in Rio. Well organised, cable cars are large yo take big groups and prompt services and good facilities.

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Piscataway, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This is an iconic Rio site and it's like visiting the Statue of Liberty in New York. It's something you do especially if it's your first time. The statue is impressive and great views, but prepare yourself for long waits and big crowds. Even on a weekday in the off season, we were there 3 hours and we were only... More

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