Visiting the Christ the Redeemer statue was an experience. My advise is to take the train up as it provides a relaxed way to get to the top. It takes about 20 mins from the ground to get to the base of the statue. There...More
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This is a must see. Go early before the crowds. Don't pre book in case you can't see anything which happens regularly.
Well it really is just like all those pictyres we have seen of Christo, really a magnificent sight and the view of the surrounding country stupendous. We ascended the mountain by trolley car an escalator to take all the pain out of the trip. So...More
It´s a must-see atraction. One of the most important symbol of Rio de Janeiro and Brazil. You can go there by train (Cosme Velho neighbor) or by van (official vans at Largo do Machado - subway station). You must be careful about people using fake...More
Before going, I was quite worried about getting to the statue. Many of the posts I had read talked about enormous crowds and difficulty getting up to the statue itself. I believe that those had been a bit outdated. The taxi easily took me up...More
To truly appreciate Rio de Janeiro's geographical blessings one must visit the famous Christ the Redeemer statue on the top of Corcovado Mountain. The view of Rio's many bays,beaches, mountains and hills from far above was to me quite surreal almost like a giant postcard...More
Imagine you're climbing to the top of a traffic cone. It starts off nice and wide and then it's really tiny at the top - that's what it's like to get to the top of Corocvado to get to Christ Statue. Go first thing in...More