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“Breathtaking” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Corcovado

Corcovado
Parque Nacional Da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Outdoors
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: A towering statue of Jesus Christ (Cristo Redentor) perched atop the Corcovado Mountain is accessible by a steep train or winding car ride followed by numerous staircases, but it’s worth the trek to see this 98-foot statue up close and the whole of Rio below.
New York
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“Breathtaking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

The tram to go up to the statue is usually very lively as groups playing samba board and it's an instant party. Once at the top, the Christ is truly a man-made wonder of the world, and the views of Rio de Janeiro from the top are absolutely breathtaking. This is a must see.

Visited March 2014
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“A holy place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Whoever dreamed building a statue of Christ overlooking Rio was a genius, as this imposing site, can been seen all over Rio and u feel like a bird high above the beating heart of Rio...having a beautiful sunny afternoon does help though.

Visited February 2014
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“Wow!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

This is a cog train ride to the most beautiful mountain top in the world. The earlier you go, the better (for smaller crowds.) Try to pick a sunny day. The Christ statue is amazing with a small chapel at the base. Rio looks beautiful from here. We were there on a Sunday morning and I will always remember it.

Visited March 2014
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“Gotta do this at least once”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Queue for the buses that will take you up Corcovado can be very long. Go early in the morning and avoid Fridays and the weekend.

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“Good city views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Transportation to and from the top can be accomplished via a train that goes up and back, at a cost of $50 reals round-trip.
Good city views at the top.
The views along the train ride are intermittent.

NOTE: You can also take a taxi to the near-top, which then requires a separate van ride the rest of the way; however, returning to the bottom can be a challenge, as there are not many taxis to be found waiting around.

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