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Corcovado, Rio de Janeiro

Corcovado - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Corcovado
Estrada do Corcovado, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 22241-370Map
+55 21 2541 7522(Tourist Information)
Neighborhood: Floresta da Tijuca
Overview

At 710 meters (2329 feet), this hunchback mountain is where the Christ Redeemer statue stands with outstretched arms. At night, the 30-meter (98-foot) statue seems to float as if it were a guardian angel for the city. Of course it will be crowded with many tourists, but, nothing can prepare you for the view you will witness. Stand with the statue at your back, and to your left is the soccer temple MaracanĂ£ and the northern districts. Straight ahead in the distance is NiterĂ³i with its snaky bridge and Rio's other must see, the hump of the Sugarloaf. To the right is the Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas in the foreground, and Copacabana and Ipanema beaches further out.

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Corcovado General Information
  • Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 08:30 AM to 06:30 PM
  • Type: Photo Spots / Photography, Attractions & Landmarks
  • Nearest Train: Cristo Redentor
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