Christ the Redeemer Statue (Cristo Redentor)
Christ the Redeemer Statue (Cristo Redentor)

Christ the Redeemer Statue (Cristo Redentor)

Parque Nacional da Tijuca, Alto da Boa Vista, Rio de Janeiro

The basics

The largest art deco statue in the world, Christ the Redeemer is 130 feet (39 meters) tall, with arms measuring 98 feet (30 meters) across. Just about every Rio city tour includes a stop here, with many combining a visit with other top attractions such as the Sugar Loaf Mountain cable car and Santa Teresa. Choose between hiking tours, city sightseeing tours, and half-day trips to the statue.

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The Best Half Day in Rio with Christ Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Hill
The Best Half Day in Rio with Christ Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Hill
$84.50 per adult
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Amazing experience!
We had an amazing tour! We didn’t have a lot of time in Rio and this was a really good choice, especially because our guide Matilda was a lot of fun and super knowledgeable, she made everything a hundred times better! Our driver Waldemar was also really good, I couldn’t imagine driving through such narrow roads so well
Samuel_N, Apr 2024

Things to know before you go

  • Skip-the-line tickets and exclusive early-access tours allow you to beat the crowds to the top.

  • Choose between a private tour and a small-group tour for an exclusive experience.

  • Tours include either cog train tickets or vehicle transportation to the top of the mountain.

  • The Corcovado cog train departs every 20 to 30 minutes and is wheelchair accessible.

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How to get there

To reach the statue at the top of Corcovado, take the cog train or minibus from Santa Teresa. The train, which offers some spectacular views (especially if you sit on the right-hand side), leaves from the Cosme Velho train station at Rua Cosme Velho 513.

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When to get there

The site is open from morning to evening, with hours varying seasonally. On a clear day, the views from the base of the statue include the beaches of Leblon, Copacabana, and Ipanema, Sugar Loaf Mountain, and Guanabara Bay. After dark, the statue is lit up and seems to hover over all of Rio. Expect heavy crowds in the summer, so consider booking a skip-the-line ticket to save some time.

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Visiting the nearby Tijuca Rainforest

Regardless of how you reach the top of Corcovado, you'll travel through the Tijuca Rainforest. One of the world's largest urban rain forests at 12.4 square miles (32 square kilometers), Tijuca is home to diverse species of Brazilian plant and animal life. Before or after your visit to the statue, plan to spend some time exploring the surroundings here.

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Frequently Asked Questions
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