Christ the Redeemer - guided tours

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Christ the Redeemer is one of the most famous statues in the world, and it's a must-visit while you're in Rio de Janeiro.

There are several ways to get up to the top of Corcovado Mountain to see this famous statue, including a train ride. You can also take a hike if you're up for a bit of exercise!

Getting There

The Christ the Redeemer statue is a must-see for any visitor to Rio de Janeiro. It’s a major landmark for the city and a popular tourist attraction, so it can get busy at times.

However, you can avoid the crowds and save time by visiting early in the day or after 3 pm when it’s a lot less busy. You’ll also be able to beat the heat and see more of the spectacular views.

You can choose to visit the iconic landmark in a variety of ways including by bus, tram, taxi or van. Alternatively, you can book a tour with a travel agency that will pick you up at your hotel and take you to Christ the Redeemer. These tours usually include other attractions, so you’ll be able to save time and money on your trip!

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Christ the Redeemer is one of Rio de Janeiro’s top attractions, and a must-visit on any trip to the city. The statue is located on the peak of Corcovado mountain, which is surrounded by dense forest.

The most popular and traditional way to visit the statue is by train. The cog train climbs up to the summit of Corcovado through Tijuca National Park, giving you a chance to take in views of Rio from the forest.

Another popular way to reach the summit is by van, with different departure points throughout the city. This takes a bit longer than the cog train, but the views from the road are much better.

Time of Day

When it comes to the best time to visit Christ the Redeemer, the early morning is always a good idea. This is because the rising sun will illuminate the face of the statue and make it easier to take photos.

However, it’s also important to consider the weather when choosing a time to see this iconic landmark. The weather in Rio de Janeiro can be cloudy or foggy so this could affect your photography.

The best way to avoid the crowds is by booking a skip-the-line ticket. This will guarantee that you get to see Christ the Redeemer on your chosen day without having to queue.

Hiking Trail

The Christ the Redeemer statue is one of Rio de Janeiro's most popular attractions, with over two million visitors per year. Erected in 1931, it's made of reinforced concrete and soapstone, making it one of the largest Art Deco sculptures in the world.

To visit this impressive landmark, you can take the tram from the city or hike up Corcovado mountain (this is probably the best option). Whether you choose to go on a guided tour or by yourself, here are some tips on how to make the most of your visit.

Hiking is a great way to get closer to the nature around you and engage with the ecosystem that supports you. However, it's also important to pay attention to your surroundings and be prepared for any unexpected conditions along the route.


With two million visitors each year, it’s no wonder that Christ the Redeemer is one of Rio de Janeiro’s most popular attractions. If you’re planning a trip to visit the famous landmark, here are some tips that will help you maximize your experience and avoid being stuck in a long queue.

First and foremost, you want to visit on a clear day with good visibility. This will ensure you get the best views of the city and Sugarloaf Mountain.

During the high season, the monument gets packed during holidays such as Christmas and Carnival in Brazil.

To reduce the likelihood of long lines, book your tickets online in advance for the exact time you intend to visit. Also, consider visiting earlier in the morning or later in the afternoon. This will give you more time to appreciate the views and take photographs without crowds.

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