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Christ the Redeemer Statue, blessing the city with open arms, stands magnificently on the top of the Corcovado Mountain, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The Christ Statue in Rio de Janeiro, recently acclaimed new modern wonder of the world, can be seen from almost anywhere in the city of Rio de Janeiro.
CHRIST THE REDEEMER STATUE ON CORCOVADO MOUNTAIN RIO DE JANEIRO BRAZIL:
Corcovado Mountain in Rio de Janeiro is 710 meters tall (about 2,400 feet). The Christ Statue blessing the city of Rio de Janeiro, is 30 meters high (100 feet), and is covered in a mosaic of soapstone. On its base there is a small chapel.
The peak of Mount Corcovado, where the Christ redeemer statue is located offers an extraordinary 360 degrees view of the city of Rio de Janeiro.
Visit the Christ Redeemer Statue in Rio de Janeiro, on a clear day, postcard photos and videos are guaranteed.
DESIGN OF THE CHRIST BLESSING STATUE OF RIO DE JANEIRO:
The original design of Christ Blessing Statue blessing the city of Rio de Janeiro, was done by Brazilian engineer, Heitor da Silva Costa. He was the engineer in charge of the construction.
The project was shared with French sculptor Paul Landowski, who took almost two years just working on the hands and face. The Christ Statue was built in between the years 1926 to 1931, with funds raised from donations. There's a small chapel for 150 people on the base of the statue. Today it´s possible to get married at the Christ Statue.
CORCOVADO MOUNTAIN RIO DE JANEIRO BRAZIL:
The Christ Redeemer Statue, in Rio de Janeiro is located on Mount Corcovado.
The Corcovado Mountain in Rio de Janeiro, is a vertical rock formation of granite stone. The granite stone of Corcovado Mountain is suitable for mountaineering and has over 50 qualified paths to mountaineering.
The Corcovado Mountain is one of the peaks of the Sierra Carioca (other peaks are the peaks: Dona Marta, Santa Teresa, Dos Prazeres), conforming the so-called Floresta da Tijuca: The largest urban rain forest in the world.
TRAIN RIDE UP CORCOVADO MOUNTAIN TO VISIT THE CHRIST STATUE RIO DE JANEIRO:
It´s possible to acces the Christ Redeemer Statue in Rio de Janeiro through a train ride, up the Corcovado mountain. The train ride to visit the Christ Statue, is a plus, and a delightment in itself, as it goes through a nature trail, through Rio de Janeiro´s rain forest. The special charm is that the "Estrada de Ferro do Corcovado" was originally built in 1882 by Emperor Dom Pedro II.
If you go on your own to visit the Christ Statue, take a bus or taxi to Rua Cosme Velho, 513. This is where you buy tickets for the small train that goes uphill the Corcovado Mountain, to visit the Christ the Redeemer Statue.
CHRIST STATUE RIO DE JANEIRO LOCATED AT COSME VELHO NEIGHBOURHOOD:
The Christ Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is located in the Cosme Velho neighborhood in the south of the city of Rio de Janeiro, at the base of the Corcovado and Dona Marta Mountains, occupying the upper valley of the Rio Carioca.
Tickets to the Christ Redeemer Statue, Rio de Janeiro: In the street Cosme Velho number 513, is the place to buy the tickets to visit the Christ the Redeemer Statue in Rio de Janeiro. You can go to Cosme Velho street 513 by metro and bus. Subway: Get off at the Largo de Machado station. Bus: numbers 422 / 498.
Train ride to Christ the Redeemer Statue - Time table and schedule: 8:30 am to 20:00 pm, leaving every half hour. Monday to Sunday. Travel time: 20 minutes.
Price of the train ride to the Christ Redeemer Statue, Rio de Janeiro: Price round trip: $ 36.00 Reais. Children under 5 are free. Credit Cards: American Express, Mastercard, Visa, Visa Eletronica - Shopping on line: www.ticketronics.net/. More information: Call 21 2558-1329
CHRIST STATUE - MODERN WONDER OF THE WORLD - BRAZIL:
The Christ Redeemer Statue, at Corcovado Mountain, was recently acclaimed new modern wonder of the worl, on the 7th of July of 2007.
The Christ Statue was declared at that date as one of the Seven Wonders of the modern world, by a private initiative of the New Open World Corporation (NOWC), createde by the Swiss Bernard Weber.
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