Christ the Redeemer – Brazi Bites

Christ the Redeemer

One of Brazil’s most iconic figures is Christ the Redeemer, the nearly hundred foot tall statue of Jesus Christ, that watches over Rio.

Junea Rocha

Built in 1931

By Cristo Redentor

Built between 1922 and 1931 Cristo Redentor as it is called in Portuguese was created and constructed in collaboration between French sculptor Paul Landowski, engineer Heitor da Silva Costa Brazil and French engineer Albert Caquot.

The statue sits atop Corcovado mountain in the Tijuca Forest National Park which is entirely within the city limits of Rio. The statue attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year and was recently name one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.

Christ the redeemer statue
Corcovado Cristo Redentor

Cog Train to the Statue

Up Mt Corcovado

To reach the statue you can ride cog-train which offers a pleasant ride and beautiful views on your way to the top.

From there you can choose to climb the 223 steps to the statue, or ride an escalator/elevator up to the statue.

View from Christ the Redeemer

The View

is breathtaking

The view of Rio from the statue is simply spectacular. The city landscape, skyscrapers, the Sugarloaf Mountain, and Copacabana beach are all breathtaking.