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Corcovado - Cristo Redentor

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Photo by J. Yost

Christ the Redeemer is one of the most famous landmarks of Rio de Janeiro and maybe even of Brazil itself. The statue is 38 meters tall and located on top of the Corcovado (hunchback) mountain just west of the city center. Few tourists visit Rio without getting a view of the city from Corcovado. You can either take a train or drive up.

Train through green forest:
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Closer to the top:
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The statue from the back:
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View from the top:
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Photos by J. Yost

Comments (7)

What amazing photos! I had no idea you had to take a train up to it (and it looks like a beautiful ride).

The magazine US News and World Report did a whole issue on "Sacred Places" a few months ago, and this statue was one of them. I didn't know that it has a chapel inside until I read that article. How cool that you got to go to it!

Thanks Annie! You can either take the train or drive up a very steep road (with a cab or tour bus.) It really was fantastic! (Photos courtesy of boyfriend - aren't they nice! We went on different days and I went when it was hazy so I got to use his. I LOVE the light on Jesus' hand!)

Anne:

That photo with the light is stunning!! I love it so much that I just set it as my desktop - hope you don't mind :)

Great photos! I also love the light on Jesus' hand. I enjoyed reading about your visit and also did not know there was a train involved.

Your photos are fantastic!!

I have been enjoying your series on Brazil. The photos on this set are stunning. Thanks for sharing.

Thanks, guys! It really was beautiful there.

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