- Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro
by Brazilian engineer Hector da Silva Costa and inaugurated on
October 12, 1931 the Statue of Christ the Redeemer stands 30 metres
(98ft) tall, overlooks the city of Rio de Janeiro, and is one
of the tallest statues in the world.
statue represents Jesus standing with outstretched, welcoming
arms and is one of the most famous symbols of this lively city.
Developed by the engineer Heitor da Silva Costa and originally
conceived in 1921, cosntruction started in mid-1926 and was completed
statue sits on top of Corcovado Mountain (Hunchback Mountain)
and is located in Tijuca National Park, a lush spot for picnics
and walking. Visitors can access the base of the statue, which,
at 709m (2326ft) high, affords superb views of Sugar Loaf Mountain,
downtown Rio de Janeiro and Rios beaches. Visitors can take
a train to the top of the mountain to see the statue up-close
and to make the most of the stunning views.
degree view of Rio de Janeiro from the top of Corcovado summit
famous landmark: Sugar Loaf to the right.
is a small chapel in the base of the statue.
view of Ipanema beach where the famous girl is from. You can also
see the racetrack and the lagoon.
is a view of Copacabana Beach - our hotel was about where the
good view of Sugar Loaf
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