Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer)

I started writing an article on Rio. After looking through the photos, I thought I’d break it down a bit. Too much to put in one article. And in Rio, Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) looms large. It’s an iconic masterpiece that you should put on your bucket list.

By Ulysses Rj – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,

Everyone told us to get there very early or you would be standing in some serious lines. So we got up early and Ubered to the base of Corcovado Mountain to the Corcovado Rack Railway Station. 

We got there a little before they opened. It was a very nice place. We rode the train up to the top and were amazed at what we saw. Not only is the statue magnificent. The view is one of the best views EVER. I’m going to stop typing now because nothing I say can match what the photos say.




That huge monolith on the peninsula is called Sugarloaf Mountain


This is a favela. There were a few of these in Rio and can be very dangerous for tourists.


Sugarloaf Mountain




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  1. Great pictures Moon –
    We too loved the experience of making our way to the top of the hill. We worked with a guide that showed us around Rio, then took us to Cristo Redentor. Because he was an official guide, he was able to buy the tickets in advance and get us on the train. The views from the top are truly spectacular and a must see for any travel enthusiast.

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