Corcovado-Christ the Redeemer
World famous and seen from much of the city of Rio de Janeiro, Corcovado is the most significant site in all of Rio, a must see! Located in the Tijuca National Park, at more than 2000 feet high Corcovado offers a sweeping panoramic view of the sea and mountains. The mountain is crowned by the 100-foot high statue of Christ the Redeemer with open arms.
By train: Corcovado Railroad Station
By car: Information – Parque Nacional da Tijuca Admnistration –
Tels: 21 2492-2252 / 2492-2253
Cosme Velho, take Ladeira dos Guararapes, then take the steepest street to the right, Rua Conselheiro Lampreia to the intersection signposted “Corcovado- Mirante” and turn to the left. Once on Estrada das Paineiras there is a new signpost “Paineiras-Corcovado”. Cars can only go as far as Paineiras, where there is a parking lot. From there, visitors take an authorized van up to the monument.
Rua Cosme Velho, 513 – Cosme Velho
Tel: 21 2558-1329
Web Site: http://www.corcovado.com.br
Hours: Daily, every 30 minutes, from 8:30am – 6:30pm, with a stop at Paineiras.