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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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Miami
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

The Corcovado mountain is quite interesting. You must go early if you want to take the train ride up, or you can pay to take a little van up the mountain. Once there, you can purchase your tickets to the Christ the Redeemer statue if you have not already done so.

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

20 minutes up the hill with the first rack railway of the day offers you a great view over rio. For my taste too many people trying to get the perfect selfie with the Cristo Rendentor in the background...

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Seoul, South Korea
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

2 days only in Rio, we had to go to the corcovado and the Christ. Too late on the 1st day, we went on the 2nd. Only problem: it was a rainy and cold day… Train departed 10 minutes later. As it was rainy, the company made us wait another train up + the time for the people to walk... More

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Camarillo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Visiting Rio de Janeiro you can't miss taking a trip to Corcovado to experience one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World. The views from the top are fantastic, seeing the beaches, city buildings, lakes and mountains that make Rio such an attractive city. We took the vans that leave from the Copacabana ticket office and were driven right... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

great ride to the top through the reclaimed forest. views at top are fantastic. train was entertaining. worth the trip.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The trip was really worth it in the end. The only problem was buying the tickets. We got there at about noon and all the tickets via train was booked except for the 16:20 one. We have to wait for over four hours to take the train. Makes me wonder if all the mini can touts had something to do... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Corcovado is a hill in Rio that 'they say' gets its name (Hunchback) from its shape. On top of the hill is Tijuca National Park and the jewel in it's crown is the Cristo Redentor - perched majestically on the top. This attraction is a must-do in Rio. You can get up to it by taking the tram or by... More

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Kampala, Uganda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

A visit to Rio is not complete without a visit to Corcovado and its famous Christ the Redeemer landmark. We were here very early in the morning purposely to beat eh long queues that are synonymous with this place. and indeed we beat the queues and were amongst the first hundreds to get to the Big Christ in the warm... More

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

It is definity worth going, as you can see from the top after you took a tram up, the whole Rio's shore line, and overlooking Sugarloaf Mountain on the other side and Copacabana and other beaches. Enjoy a cup of cafe at the outdoor area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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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