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“Art deco statue - view - crowd” 4 of 5 stars
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Corcovado
Parque Nacional Da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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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.
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“Art deco statue - view - crowd”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

You can read about a statue but you cannot feel how big it is towering above you, how the shadows on the art deco statue change and give such definition.

The view - spectacular view of Rio. Worth going after you have found your way around Rio so you can spot the different districts.

Make sure you book in advance during busy periods (e.g. world cup) as tickets on the tram and buses do sell out.

I recommend the tram if you have a choice, fun to ride on the old tram line, locals who live near get on and off, there will likely be a busker on board for part of it and you get the view on the right going up.

Also - go early in the day to miss the crowds. But if it is crowded just take your time - no rush right?

Visited June 2014
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“Epic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We booked our trip to Corcovado/Christ statue through Gray Lines. They picked us up by bus from a neighboring hotel, dropped us at the train station (preferred way to climb the mountain that the famous statue is perched atop) and then shuttled us home the same way. Great trip, epic sights and seamless transport!

Visited June 2014
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“Must Go!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

The tram ride to the top for the view is wonderful. As you go through the forests breathing the mountain fresh air, it energizes you. Train ride took about 40 minutes but at different angles you get some views. Worth going!

Visited June 2014
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Koersel, Belgium
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“Must see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Being one of the 7 world wonders, with an amazing view over the city and a beautiful monument, this is a must see when travelling through Rio. The enormous huge Christ statue is so impressive. Although very touristic and crowdy, it is a great experience and unforgettable moment. As it is somehow a bit out of the centre, I think it is best to visit this via a travel agency, you pass some favela's on your way.

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Lima, Peru
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“Wow!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Shall go there, it is a great mountain in the jungle.
Then you can see the Ipanema and Copacabana beach, the best of the best.

Visited June 2014
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