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Christ the Redeemer Statue (Cristo Redentor)
Christ the Redeemer Statue (Cristo Redentor)

Christ the Redeemer Statue (Cristo Redentor)

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6,782 Reviews
Corcovado, Rio de Janeiro, Southeast Brazil

The Basics

The largest art deco statue in the world, Christ the Redeemer is 130 feet (39 meters) tall with arms measuring 98 feet (30 meters) across. Just about every Rio city tour includes a stop here, with many combining a visit with other top attractions such as the Sugar Loaf Mountain cable car and Santa Teresa. Choose between hiking tours, city sightseeing tours, and half-day trips to the statue.

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Full Day in Rio: Christ the Redeemer, Sugarloaf, Maracana and Selaron with Lunch

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Full Day in Rio: Christ the Redeemer, Sugarloaf, Maracana and Selaron with Lunch
$88.80 per adult
It’s worth it
I had a great time. My guide was amazing. It was only my fault that I was tired from the day before although the guide made sure to keep me up! We spoke in Spanish and English. I would recommend doing this tour. Thank you :)
Adriana_M, Jul 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Rio de Janeiro

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Wonderful Experience
Michelle_S, Jul 2021
Christ Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain Small-Group Tour
Our guide Sergio was wonderful - he gave us the right amount of direction, information and then also let us explore on our own. This is a beautiful tour and we loved it!
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Rio with a smile
Sammy, Jul 2021
Full Day in Rio: Christ the Redeemer, Sugarloaf, Maracana and Selaron with Lunch
Jal was a very fun tour guide! He gave us all the insight on the places that he took us to in Rio. My favorite part had to be seeing Christ himself in the clouds! What an incredible experience!!! The group was very small so it almost felt like your own private tour of the city! Glad I came in the winter months!
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Great tour
Kendra_R, Jul 2021
Christ Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain Small-Group Tour
Sandra was amazing and fun with a terrific sense of humor. She knew so much of the city's history, she was an awesome photographer, and she knew the inside scoop on times to go so we could avoid crowds. We had an incredible time and got some great photos.
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BEST Tour Guide in Rio!
DARLENE, Jun 2021
Rio Express - Christ the Redeemer & Sugarloaf Mountain
Jal was an amazing tour guide! He is so knowledgeable about the history of Rio and Brazil... he's also very funny so we had a great time! You will not be disappointed with this guy as your guide 😁
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It Was An All Day Tour
Zachary_L, Jun 2021
Full Day in Rio: Christ the Redeemer, Sugarloaf, Maracana and Selaron with Lunch
The tour was very fun and the tour guide was awesome. There was plenty of time at all of the stops. The lunch was very tasty.
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Easy and convenient
Richard_H, May 2021
Christ the Redeemer by Van and Selarón Steps
Great tour and stress free way to see Christ the redeemer and additional interesting sights on the city. Monica even offered to take some great pics which turned out really great. Thanks Monica:)
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Amazing!!!
Brittany_B, Apr 2021
Christ the Redeemer by Van and Selarón Steps
I had the most fun on this tour. My guide was amazing. He educated us on the culture, we didn’t wait in any lines and he took the best pictures:-)
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Margo, Best Tour Guide Ever
Sean_Desiree, Jun 2021
Christ Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain Small-Group Tour
Margo was the best tour guide and English translator that we have ever met. Her extensive knowledge of Rio de Janeiro’s history and landscape matched the beauty of sights. She was polite, responsive and hospitable. Answered any and all questions that we had. We loved our experience and if we ever return to Rio, I will definitely use Margo again. With Love Sean and Desiree
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Pleasant and interesting tour through Rio
LJBergman, Mar 2021
Rio Sunset Tour Including Sugarloaf, Christ the Redeemer, Cathedral and Selaron
Great tour, great guide. Pleasant day. One of the best sunsets we have ever seen. Strongly recommend.
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Great Day
James_L, Feb 2021
Private Tour: Rio's City Essentials including Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf
Having a personal tour Guide & driver was the best! So friendly, spoke English very clearly & was a lot of fun. Having the escort with us to interpret was priceless!😂
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Wonderful day seeing the sights of Rio
Michael_H, Jun 2021
Full Day in Rio: Christ the Redeemer, Sugarloaf, Maracana and Selaron with Lunch
Impeccable day with a wonderful local guide. Jal was amazing! He was knowledgable, funny, a good driver (after many crazy Ubers) and very pleasant to spend the day with. I would recommend this tour, and would DEFINITELY recommend you doing it with JAL!!
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Great small group tour
Anonymous, Dec 2020
Full Day Sugar Loaf, Maracanã including Skip the Line Christ Redeemer By Train
Semi-private tour with very friendly guide and driver and one other couple - much easier than with a large van. Plenty of time at Sugar Loaf and Cristina Redentor. Did not see stadium (closed) but visited Selaron staircase.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Skip-the-line tickets and exclusive early-access tours allow you to beat the crowds to the top.

  • Choose between a private tour and a small-group tour for an exclusive experience.

  • Tours include either cog train tickets or vehicle transportation to the top of the mountain.

  • The Corcovado cog train departs every 20 to 30 minutes and is wheelchair accessible.

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How to Get to the Statue of Christ the Redeemer

To reach the statue at the top of Corcovado, take the cog train or minibus from Santa Teresa. The train, which offers some spectacular views (especially if you sit on the right-hand side), leaves from the Cosme Velho train station at Rua Cosme Velho 513.

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When to Get There

Opening hours vary seasonally, but the site is roughly open from 8am to 6 or 7pm. On a clear day, the views from the base of the statue include the beaches of Leblon, Copacabana, and Ipanema, Sugar Loaf Mountain, and Guanabara Bay. After dark, the statue is lit up and seems to hover over all of Rio. Expect heavy summer crowds; consider booking a skip-the-line ticket to save some time.

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Visiting the Nearby Tijuca Rainforest

Regardless of how you reach the top of Corcovado, you'll travel through the Tijuca Rainforest, or Floresta Tijuca. One of the world's largest urban rain forests at 12.4 square miles (3,212 hectares), Tijuca is home to a variety of endemic Brazilian plants and animals. Before or after your visit to the statue, plan to spend some time exploring the attractions here.

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