Photo by Ruddy Harootian
Largest Art Deco statue in the world.
Behold the largest Art Deco statue in the world! The Cristo Redentor is one of the best monuments I’ve seen mostly because of it’s dramatic location with exceptional 360 degree views of Rio. It sits on top of the Corcovado mountain. The easiest thing to do, and please take my advice on this, is to get a taxi to drop you off at the ticket sales booth which is where you board the tram (Rua Cosme Velho). It costs about $20 dollars for the experience. The ride on the tram takes you through the Tijuca forest and lasts about 20 minutes. People really get creative with their Cristo pictures. I actually spent about half an hour just looking at all the fun posing people were doing. There was definitely a lot of prayer posing, as well as people imitating the statue with their arms spread out. You can also brag to your friends that you saw one of the new seven wonders of the world.
By Ruddy Harootian, AFAR Local Expert
Cristo Redentor (Christ the Reedemer) panoramic view, at the top of Corcovado moutain, is u-n-s-p-e-a-k-a-b-l-e. I visited him shortly after my arrival in the city, but my advice is to go in the last days. During my stay in Rio de Janeiro I flirted the statue. Whereaver I looked up I found it and was always magnificient, and by night - lighted and alone in the sky – it’s powerful. Therefore, first flirt the statue, then you are able to go there and try to find every place you had been in Rio de Janeiro. Do not forget to smile to Cristo Redentor and thank him for the wonderful city where you are.
Parque Nacional da Tijuca - Alto da Boa Vista, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, Brazil
Sun - Sat 8am - 7pm