With arms open wide over Guanabara bay, Christ the Redeemer receives the visitants and bless the cariocas.
In the top of the mountain is installed Christ the redeemer, one of the most wanted touristic sides of Rio de Janeiro. Biggest and most famous scripture Art Déco of the world, the Christ statue started to be planned in 1921 and it was developed by the engineer Heitor da Silva Costa over 5 years of job, from 1926 to 1931, the opening year of the monument.
It’s located at Parque Nacional da Tijuca, 710 meter above the sea level, where anybody can appreciate one of the most beautiful views of the city. Over all 220 steps that lead to the famous statue feet, it was elected one of the Seven Wonders of the World made by formal voting in 2007 by the Swiss Institution New 7 Wonders Foundation. The monument is accessible by train, van or car.
To get into the monument, there’s a nice ride by train that, during 20 minutes, it crosses Mata Atlântica until Corcovado’s top. Making an easy access to the visitants, three panoramic elevators and four escalators were built. The visual is amazing; it makes an unmissable programme for those that visit the city.
How to get there
By train: Available tickets to buy through the website tremdocorcovado.com.br
From 2016, July 1, all tickets of Corcovado tram have an appointment. The box office of Corcovado Tram is not selling tickets for the same day. The box office will work only for the exchange of customer vouchers to buy tickets in advance online, APP or at points of accredited sales.
High season R$ 75
Low season R$ 62
Kids (6 to 11 years old) R$ 49
Seniors over 60 years, Brazilians and foreigners residing in Brazil, R$ 24,50
Kids till 5 years old do not pay, provided it is in the lap of the responsible person.
The tickets to the authorized services must be acquired at Largo do Machado, at Lido square, in Copacabana, at Barra da Tijuca and at Paineiras where the vehicles come from and going to Corcovado. Including van and access to the Christ the redeemer.
By Van Largo do Machado and Praça do Lido:
R$ 74 (high season/ weekends and holidays) and R$ 61 (low season / week days) – Children from 5 to 11 years old, R$ 48. Grátis para crianças até 5 anos. Seniors over 60 years, Brazilians and foreigners residing in Brazil, R$ 40,50.
Business hours: Daily, 8am-4pm (Praça do Lido) and 8am-5pm (Largo do Machado)
By Van Paineiras
Adults R$ 41 (high season)
R$ 28 (low season)
Children from 6 to 11 years old, R$ 15.
Seniors over 60 years, Brazilians and foreigners residing in Brazil, R$ 7,50.
Business hours: Daily, 8am-6pm
By Van Barra da Tijuca
Adults R$ 103 (high season)
R$ 90 (low season)
Children from 6 to 11 years old, R$ 77.
Seniors over 60 years, Brazilians and foreigners residing in Brazil, R$ 69,50.
Business hours: Daily, 8am-5pm
Payment: Cash, credit and debit cards
By car: by way of Cosme Velho by Ladeira dos Guararapes, followed by Ladeira íngreme. On the Right, get in the Conselheiro Lampreia street until the intersection with the indicative plate “Corcovado-Mirante”. Turn the left, at Paineiras road, and forward a new plate will indicate “Paineiras-Corcovado”. The ride cars must follow only until the Paineiras. From there, the visitants follow the van accredited until the monument.
Price: R$ 41 (high season) and R$ 27 (low season), R$ 14 for kids between 5 and 11 years | free for kids till 5 years old and R$ 7 for the old and seniors.
Boarding time: Daily, from 8 am to 6 pm.