Christ the Redeemer in Rio.

Tips for your trips. Tourist information. Official websites.

Christ the Redeemer (map) is an Art Deco statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro. Constructed between 1922 and 1931, the statue is 30 metres (98 ft) high, excluding its 8-metre (26 ft) pedestal. The arms stretch 28 metres (92 ft) wide.

The statue weighs 635 metric tons, and is located at the peak of the 700-metre (2,300 ft) Corcovado mountain in the Tijuca Forest National Park overlooking the city of Rio de Janeiro. A symbol of Christianity across the world, the statue has also become a cultural icon of both Rio de Janeiro and Brazil, and was voted as one of the *New Seven Wonders of the World.

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To avoid crowds, it is recommended to visit Corcovado Mountain early in the morning. The easiest and most efficient way to get there is by Uber. Uber has a great feature called ‘juntos‘ where you can share a ride with other passengers and save some money (actually it’s almost a half of the regular price).

When using public transport, it depends on where are you staying, but you must get to a small bus terminal Cosme Velho (you can jump off one stop before at São Judas Tadeu which is right across Trem do Corcovado station, map), the closest stop to the foothill of Corcovado Mountain.

If you don’t have a direct bus nearby your hotel, the closest metro station is Largo do Machado (still 40 minutes walk from the base), so from here you can take a bus number 580 going to Cosme Velho.

You can be also picked up by one of two official vans cruising around the city every day. The official pick up point is at Praca do Lido in Copacabana (map), next to the metro at Lago do Machado and at Città America in Barra da Tijuca.

From both places, vans leave approximately every 15 minutes, and the price already includes the return transport and the entry fee.

There are three ways how to get to Christ the Redeemer. You can take a train, van or hike. Because the cog train option is the most popular one, expect queues, especially in high season between December and March. To avoid queues, buy your ticket online in advance for the exact time, so you won’t have to wait long.

Brazil’s New Statue of Jesus Will Be Taller Than Rio’s Christ the Redeemer ( Located in the small town of Encantado in Brazil’s southern state of Rio Grande do Sul, the new attraction hopes to bring more travelers to the area.

Rio is one of the most visited cities in the Southern Hemisphere and is known for its natural settings, Carnival, samba, bossa nova, and balneario beaches such as Barra da Tijuca (map), *Copacabana (map), *Ipanema (map), and *Leblon (map).


Public transport.

Information about all types of public transport.

Rio de Janeiro Metro / VLT – Tram / Sugar Loaf cable car.

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BUS: Busca Ônibus | Bus Stations. Most popular lines for tourists are 583 and 584 (from Copacabana and Ipanema to Corcovado railway station), as well as 464 and 435 (from Copacabana to Maracanã). Buses 511 (Ataulfo de Paiva) and 512 (Bartholomeu Mitre) are also popular as they take you to Urca for the station to take the cable car up the Sugarloaf mountain. + Brazil Bus Travel – specializes in bus travel in Brazil. (*Bus transport in Rio de Janeiro)

TRAIN: The Companhia Brasileira de Trens Urbanos (CBTU) is the official website of the Brazilian Urban Trains Company. SuperViaSerra Verde

AIRPORT: Most all airports with regular passenger traffic are operated by the federal – Infraero. They have a very convenient website, with an English version. By far, the largest international airport in Brazil is São Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport. The second largest airport is Rio de Janeiro-Galeão International Airport.

FERRY: Paraty Tours is a tourism company in Paraty, a coastal town in Rio de Janeiro state.


After a whirlwind road trip around southern Brazil, I finally made it to the final city on my Brazilian adventure, Rio de Janeiro! Come with me as I explore Brazil’s most famous man-made attraction, Christ the Redeemer, one of the new Seven Wonders of the World, in Rio de Janeiro!

video source: Davidsbeenhere / /

Useful websites.

Links to additional resources with useful information for planning your trip.


Visas are required for foreigners to enter and stay in the Brazilian territory for any period of time. Special Visa Categories.


Eventbrite is a platform that allows you to discover and book tickets for a wide range of events happening in Brazil.

Brazil Bus Travel.

Brazil Bus Travel is a website that specializes in bus travel in Brazil. Search for bus routes, schedules, fares, and book tickets online.

Currency Conversion: Websites like XE ( or OANDA ( provide real-time currency exchange rates, allowing you to convert your home currency to Brazilian Real (BRL) and vice versa.

Brazil SIM Card: Upon arriving in Brazil, you may consider getting a local SIM card for your mobile phone to have reliable data connectivity. Some popular providers include Claro (, Vivo (, and TIM ( You can check their websites for available plans, coverage, and instructions on purchasing and activating SIM cards.

The Rio Times is an English-language news website that covers news, culture, events, and tourism-related information primarily focusing on Rio de Janeiro. It provides a valuable resource for international tourists visiting Rio and wanting to stay informed about local news and events.

Eventbrite is a platform that allows you to discover and book tickets for a wide range of events happening in Brazil, including concerts, festivals, exhibitions, sports events, and cultural performances. It can help you find and participate in local events during your visit.