Christ the Redeemer

Inspiration for countless copycats worldwide, the Christ the Redeemer statue soaring atop 710-meter (2,330-foot) Corcovado rivals the Statue of Liberty in iconic status. To view the soaring sandstone monument from all over town is one thing, but to visit the lookout at its base gives you stunning views of the city’s unusual urban topography. The cogwheel railway to the top is an adventure itself as it travels up the jungly mountain slopes.

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