Christ Redeemer Statue
Rio de Janeiro • Brazil

From: Rio de Janeiro Travel Guide

See also: Sugar Loaf MountainTijuca National ParkCopacabana Beach

Christ Redeemer Statue, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The Statue which over looks the city is 130 feet tall and is one of the most well known and visited landmarks in Rio de Janeiro. The Statue is positioned on a pedestal on the granite peak of the Corcovado mountain which is within the Tijuca Forest National Park.

From the top of Corcovado Mountain you can enjoy the magnificent statue which was designed by Heitor da Silva Costa and sculpted by Paul Landowski. The statue was completed in 1931 and shows Christ The Redeemer standing with his arms open at the very top of the Mountain with stunning views of the city, beaches such as Copacabana and Sugar Loaf Mountain all around him.

The Christ Redeemer Statue was named one of the New 7 Wonders of The World in 2007 and has also featured in films such as James Bond's Moonraker.

Once at the top of Corcovado Mountain and the Christ Redeemer Statue there is a small gift shop and stunning 360 degree views. The site does get extremely busy so ensure that you pick a clear day to make the most of your trip and if possible get there early.

Attraction Location Guide
The Christ Redeemer Statue lies to the west of the city at the top of the Corcovado Mountain which overlooks the city and is approximately 13 kilometers from the Santos Dumont Airport.