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Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer)

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Address: Morro do Corcovado | Parque Nacional da Tijuca - Alto da Boa Vista, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22241-125, Brazil
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
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Fantastic view over Lisbon and the Tagus

There are several ways to get here depending on how adventurous you are. I recommend taking the very cheap and frequent ferry form Cais do Sodre (less than 3 euros return) to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

There are several ways to get here depending on how adventurous you are. I recommend taking the very cheap and frequent ferry form Cais do Sodre (less than 3 euros return) to Cacilhas, have lunch, and then walk along the waterfront towards the bridge in the distance. This part can be a little disconcerting because the warehouses which line this... More 

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Brampton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Obviously, the views are breathtaking..it is very impressive to see. It's definitely a must. We went on a Monday morning thinking it should not be too crowded..but it's crazy..so many people there! That's the only reason why I'm not giving a 5* . When we visited, it was about 40 Celsius outside, so to be squeeze like we were did... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

So impressive. Had no idea how large it was Go early in day as lineups can be long Hire a guide to facilitate entry

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Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

We visited between Christmas and New Years. The lines and crowds were crazy, but went quickly and were relatively organized. It was worth it. It is just as impressive as you hope it will be and the views are amazing. Be sure to visit the little chapel underneath, it is easy to miss.

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Arab, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Check off my bucket list! The ride to the top was a little long, but it was an incredible view. It was very packed, and you kind of feel overwhelmed by the vast amount of people all packed into one small space. To have a picture made with the statue was worth it though!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Christ the Redeemer - Cristo Redentor atop the Corcovado mountain is an impressive, awesome and spectacular sight both from Rio city and up-close. The journey in the cog-wheel train up the mountain is not only enjoyable in itself, but also offers different views both of the city and 'Cristo' statue on top of the mountain. Once atop the mountain and... More 

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Burke, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

We went with a tour guide who knew the ins and outs of Rio. He knew when to get there and since he was licenced he was able to get tickets in a special line, which saved us lots of time.

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Its been a lifelong dream to visit this landmark Its not as big as you see on TV The crowds make it impossible to take a good pic Its a breath taking feeling to be up there next to the statue

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

You line up for over an hour in the sun for a ticket. Then you have to line up again for 3 hours in the sun again for a bus while people push in. No organisation shown by the people running the place. Complete chaos in the sun! Buy your ticket online then walk up in 30mins and walk down... More 

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Saint Simons Island, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

A roundabout trip up the hillside, then a wait line to board the Park's transit buses to the top of the mountain, where escalators take you to the base of the statue. It contains a very small chapel inside its base where you can offer a prayer, and buy a trinket. If you have a clear day, there is a... More 

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