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#4 of 217 Places To Visit in Rio de Janeiro
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address
Corcovado,Rio de Janeiro
contact
021-2217-7575
entry fee
$ 46
per person for adults
$ 23
per person for kids (6-12 yrs)
timings
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Value includes round trip ticket and admission to Christ the Redeemer 'monument
visit duration
2 to 3 Hours

how to reach christ the redeemer

Buy tickets to integrated Cosme Velho neighborhood; buses from Largo do Machado metro station will leave you across the Corcovado's train station. And from there the electric train will take you at the feet of Christ the Redeemer's statue. The place is well-connected and once you reach the destination you can see many other places too. This is a must visit place for all. Do travel safely and enjoy your time in Rio de Janeiro!

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about christ the redeemer

Christ the Redeemer is a great place to visit in Rio. The Statue of Jesus Christ is placed in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. It was completed in 1931. It officially opened on October 12, 1931. The statue 38 meters tall and 635 tonnes of weight,is the 5th largest statue of Christ in the world. The Jesus statue was created by French sculptor Paul Landowski. The Christ Redeemer statue is situated at the peak of the Corcovado Mountain in the Tijuca forest. It has the symbol of the Brazil city and receives visitors with open arms.The right arm points to south Rio de Janeiro and the left arm points to north Rio de Janeiro.

The Chapel

  • In 2006, the site was declared a religious sanctuary by Pope Benedict XVI. At the base of the statue, there is a chapel, where weddings and baptisms are held. It holds 150 people.

How to Reach

In order to reach the statue you need to climb 220 steps, however a flight of escalators was built recently to allow its older or weaker visitors to be able to get to the viewing area.

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit Christ the Redeemer Statue is evening or nighttime when you can additionally appreciate the stunning lights of Rio. Easter and Christmas Eves are the busiest times to visit the statue.

History & Construction

The idea for the Statue of Christ the Redeemer was conceived by Father Maria Boss. The statue was constructed in France because it was thought that at the time, the workers would not be capable of building a masterpiece such as this. It was transported, piece by piece, to Rio de Janeiro; the head alone is made up of 50 individual parts.The stones that were used to build Christ the Redeemer came from Sweden. The money to build Christ the Redeemer came from Brazil's Catholic community.

The statue, with a height of 38 meters, was constructed from the head down, so that the head was completed first. In total, more than a thousand tons of concrete were used to build the statue. In the original plans for the statue, Christ was holding a globe and a cross.

Christ And Its Replicas

Thanks to sun, rain and storms, Christ the Redeemer has no eyebrows, lips or fingers.The Brazilian Government plans to create a 10 meter high replica of the statue to promote the country during the 2016 Olympic Games. The replica will be built on Primrose Hill in North London.

Portugal has its own replica of Christ the Redeemer in Almada. Built in 1959 and named “Christ the King” (Cristo-Rei), the statue stands 110 meters in height and offers some of the most beautiful views over Lisbon.

  • Fun Fact

  • At night, spotlights light up the statue and make it glow, giving an illusion that the statue is levitating above the mountain.

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Christ the Redeemer traveller reviews

2 Christ the Redeemer reviews
Javeed Shaik
Javeed Shaik
Christ Redeemer
Jul 02 2014
The CHRIST is amazing to experience in person, however it is a HUGE tourist destination with a little room, so expect to met with large crowds. the best time to go is in the morning. I want to dre and i will go dre one day..!! christ the redeemer go ...... read more
Shaik Fayaz
Shaik Fayaz
Christ Redeemer
Jun 22 2014
The CHRIST is amazing to experience in person, however it is a HUGE tourist destination with a little room, so expect to met with large crowds. the best time to go is in the morning. I want to dre and i will go dre one day..!! christ the redeemer go ...... read more
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