the most well known symbols of Rio and Brazil .
Founded in 1931, the 635 ton statue is built in marble and soapstone and is considered one of
the “new seven wonders of the world” (actually ranked above the Eiffel Tower!) and, of course,
is one of the most visited places in the city.
Getting to the statue of Christ, right on top of Corcovado, is easy and can be done in several
ways. One tip is to buy the tickets in advance on the official website by clicking here.
One of the most fun and entertaining ways to reach Christ is with this red train.
Inaugurated in 1884 by Dom Pedro II, the Corcovado Railway was the first electrified railway in
Brazil, and is, in fact, older than the actual monument of Christ the Redeemer.
Access to and purchase of tickets are made in Rua Cosme Velho, 513.
Copacabana: these vans leave Lido Square daily between 8am and 4pm
Largo do Machado: from 8am to 5pm, at Largo do Machado (easy access by subway or bus)
3) On foot: how about walking to Christ? There’s a trail that begins in Parque Lage (which will
have a post of it’s own) that can be done in about two hours. With amazing scenery, waterfalls
and lots of nature, the trip is not easy, but it’s worth every moment.
You can see more about the trail in the video below: