Christ the Redeemer

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One of the world's most famous statues is Christ the Redeemer which is a statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, that portrays Jesus Christ. The statue is located at the peak of the Corcovado Mountain and it overlooks Rio de Janeiro. It was created by French sculptor Paul Landowski and Brazilian engineer Heitor da Silva Costa between the years 1922 and 1931. The concrete and soapstone statue has a height of 30 metres or 38 metres if you include its pedestal. The statue is of Jesus Christ with his arms stretched open representing peace, it has become a symbol of Christianity as well as a symbol of Brazil and Rio de Janeiro.

Getting there

The statue is situated at the peak of the Corcovado Mountain in the Tijuca Forest National Park. The 006, 007 and 506 buses travel to the national park. There is a light-rail system in operation at various parts of the park that will transport you up the mountain.

Opening Times and Admission

The statue area is open to visitors 8am-7pm daily and it is free to visit, although getting up the hill via the light rail or bus will come at a cost.

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Posted: 2 Sep 2021, 13:17

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Super sight, towers over Rio and you can see it for free too.

Posted: 2 Sep 2019, 19:55

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Wonder of the world

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As one of the wonders of the world this was a must visit for me. The statue itself is dominant over the city and very big up close. The site was very busy though and crowded which was a bit of a downside with people climbing the steps at different rates.

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