Christ the Redeemer

by Ekta


Aug 27, 2015

Christ the Redeemer is the statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is considered as the largest Art Deco statue and the 5th tallest statue in the world. This giant figure of Christ stands on the top of the 700 m high Corovado mountain, his arms are stretched out towards the city, as if in blessing. It has become a World renowned icon of the city of Rio.


Though the requests to erect a statue of Christ on Corovado started as back as in the 1850, the plan materialized only in 1920 when the Catholic Circle of Rio organized an event called Semana do Monumento to mobilize funding for the monument. Heitor da Silva Costa created the design and the Polish-French sculptor made the statue. The construction took 9 years to complete and it was finally opened to public on 12th October, 1931. In 2006, on the 75th anniversary of the statue, the Archbishop of Rio consecrated a small chapel under the statue which allows Catholics to hold ceremonies like baptism and weddings.

Important Information

There are many ways to go up the hill to the Statue from the access located at Rua Cosme Velho. Once you are up there, there are 3 panoramic elevators and 4 escalators to take you to the top.

Days and TimingEvery day, 8:30 AM to 8:00 PM
Entrance Fee~ R$25
By TrainWaiting TimeAbout 1 to 2 hrs
Travel Time20 mins
Fare(roundtrip)R$30 for adults
R$15 for children
Concession for senior citizens
By MinivansWaiting TimeMinimal
FareR$5 per person + R$5 for car
By CarYou need to park your car at Paineiras and walk for about 8000ft uphill (not recommended)
By Foot~2 to 4 hours of hike


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A Business Analyst who lives in Pune, Maharashtra. She loves traveling and has acquired the hobby of taking photographs. Believes in living life to the fullest and is always cheerful. Co-owner of Shadows Galore.

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