Christ the Redeemer Statue
Christ the Redeemer Statue (Parque Nacional da Tijuca, Alto da Boa Vista, Rio de Janeiro) – Considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World, Christ the Redeemer is a majestic statue at the Corcovado Hilltop. The monument represents the faith and compassion of cariocas (as those born in Rio are nicknamed) and it is a definite must-see for anyone visiting Rio.
From the top – 710 meters above sea level –, visitors enjoy one of the most astonishing views of the Wonderful City, including Pão de Açúcar, the Guanabara Bay, the Botafogo Coast, and the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon. The world’s largest art deco statue raised 38 meters up into the skies, Christ the Redeemer is located in the Tijuca National Park area, which features other equally beautiful sights, such as Pedra da Gávea and the Chinese View. Admission (cable car ride): R$79 (high season, weekends & holidays); R$65 (low season), R$51 (children ages 5-11 years), $25.50 (seniors). Hours: 8;00 am – 7:00 pm daily.