In Tijuca National Park, at the top of Corcovado Hill at 704 m above sea level the town symbol of Rio the Janeiro is located. The well known, 1000 tons weighting Christ the Redeemer seen from every corner of the metropolis. It is the best known Brazilian image in the world.
Every year, more than 600 thousand people are taken to Christ the Redeemer by the centenary Corcovado Railroad, the oldest touristic tour in the country.
Clear sight allows especially in the evenings a spectacular view on the Southern town districts of
Leblon, Ipanema, Copacabana and on Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas close to the Botanical Garden (Jardim Botanico).
Sugarloaf, Botafogo Bay, Niteroi Bridge, Rio downtown and the Maracana Soccer Stadium are other interesting parts of the city.
How to get to the Christ statue
Visitors can reach the monument through the Corcovado train, a Corcovado van service or on foot.
See below how each one of these modalities works.
If you are located in an hotel in Copacabana you can also buy tickets here too:
Kiosk Copacabana Quiosque RIOTUR – Tourist Information at Av. Atlântica, right infront off Avenida Princesa Isabel (near posto 02). Please be prepared to pay with a credit card.
Kiosk Largo do Machado
at Praça Largo do Machado.
Av. Nossa Senhora De Copacabana, 540 – Copacabana
Monday to friday: 9h to 17h
VANs to Christ statue
The official Corcovado van service sell tickets at www.paineirascorcovado.com.br and also physically at the departure points of the vans, which are located in the neighborhoods of Largo do Machado, Copacabana, Barra da Tijuca and from the Paineiras Visitor Center, which is in the Park’s Serra da Carioca sector. Check the prices here.
On foot to the Christ statue
Tourists who wish to reach Corcovado on foot and want to access Christ the Redeemer should pay only the ticket to access Christ.
This ticket is purchased directly at the ticket office of the Corcovado Train that is on top of Corcovado.
In this place, the entrance ticket is sold and only the value of the ticket to the monument is charged.
See the prices at the official site.