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Corcovado Christ the Redeemer
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Reviewed February 23, 2013

This is a must train ride up through the rainforest in the midst of Rio. The view is outstanding and well worth the wait for the ride up. Book in advance and get there early or the lines will be long. There are escalators and elevators on the top that help one ascend so don't be dissuaded from going. This is a must for any tourist!

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Reviewed February 22, 2013

Either the visit to Corcovado is much too expensive, or I have been had. Either way, not a good experience. The trip from the other carioca atractions (Sugarloaf, Copacabana, let alone Ipanema) and back is much too long, and a 20 minute stroll on the balcony will cost you a full 4 hours dedicated to it. Plus R$100. The view is spectacular, yes, but in the same way the view from an airplane on final approach is. I much prefer the view form the Sugarloaf, not quite so extense but much more detailed. There are much more interesting things to see in Rio, specially outside the typical tourist-beaten path. The city centre, for instance, not listed as an attraction on tripadvisor (why?) is really beautyfull. Or taking the ferry between Rio and Nitrói, real nice... In short, do the Corcovado only if you have the spare time and money.

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Reviewed February 22, 2013

What to say - it's a classic landmark, so you have to see it.

It's rather interesting, but you will only spend about 20-30 minutes at the top so don't plan a day around this. The best way up is using the train, which provides for a few nice views along the way, mostly glimpses though. Go very early in the day though, right at opening, since line-ups for the train can be very, very long (2 1/2 hours on the afternoon I went, only 20 minutes the next morning).

Also, it is very crowded at the top, to the point where it's hard to get a 'clean' picture. Look up before you go, as it is high and often shrouded in clouds - there was no view on the day I went but I didn't mind.

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Reviewed February 22, 2013

Need to get there very early, better on the first train, as it gets really crowded later.
Great views

Thank shtuka1981
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Reviewed February 21, 2013

There are a couple of things you need to know before visiting the statue. Here are some important information / valuable advise:

1. Despite the fact that the process is quite simple: Go there, buy a ticket and get to the statue; there are so many people that have the exact same idea that you need almost a day to get to the top. My friends and I showed up at around 12:30, and at the ticketing booth, the next available train was at 17:40. So if you go late, be prepared to wait at least 3 to 4 hours, as there are limited number of seats on the train / cart that will bring you up top.

2. There is a train only every 20 minutes. So 3 trains an hour and only 2 carts. Roughly around 50 seats per cart.

3. Go really early. You will get to go almost within the hour and the sun is ideal to take a picture of the statue. In the afternoons, the sun is usually behind the statue. Not ideal to take pictures (back light effect).

4. Go on a really clear day. If you visit in December or February for Carnaval, you might have cloudy days. From Copacabana or Ipanema, the sky may seem clear, but it might be really cloudy up top. If you go on a cloudy / hazy day, you will miss the magnificent view of Rio de Janeiro.

5. If you have no choice but to go in the afternoon, take something to eat or drink with you. There is a small and relatively pricy bar on location. You will have to walk around 20 to 30 minutes downhill to get something to eat or drink.

Other that that. It's a great visit. It is absolutely worth it. I was impressed by the statue.


Dr. MAK.

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