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Christ The Redeemer, Brazil

From series “15 Unofficial Man-Made Wonders of the World”
Year: 1931. Height: 38 meters.

Christ the Redeemer monument is the most important national symbol of Brazil. It was officially elected as one of the seven new wonders of the world. The concrete statue is located atop of Corcovado Mountain in Rio de Janeiro. The height of the structure is 38 meters. The idea of ​​building the statue appeared in 1921, on the eve of the hundredth of Independence Day of Brazil. Authorities in Rio that at the time was the capital of Brazil immediately ordered the construction of a new monument. Already in 1931, Brazil had the new national symbol.

Christ The Redeemer, Brazil The basic building material was concrete. It's noteworthy that the monument is the highest point of the city and its surroundings, so during thunderstorms it often catches lightning. Builders foresaw this nuance few decades ago, so they specially preserved part of the stone from which the statue was erected, to use it for restorations.

Since opening of the statue, one of its main features was the unique lighting system. Many people come here at nightfall to admire lights. They create a sensation as if the statue shines from within. Also, not all travelers are aware of the fact that the pedestal of the statue houses the small chapel of Nossa Aparecida. It operates the same working hours as the landmark itself. Everyone can visit this chapel. Travelers who choose to come to the famous statue will do the hard way. First, they have to go up via electric train and then climb the legendary Caracol staircase that has 220 steps. To the beginning - Angkor Wat

Christ The Redeemer - interactive map

Useful staff nearby

ATM bankomat: 'Santander' located in 0.88 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'Montalto Rent A Car' is located in 2.81 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'Posto Ipiranga' in 0.91 km
Supermarket: 'Cris Mar Mercado' in 0.87 km
Parking: 'Gepark Estacionamento - Jardim Botânico ii' in 0.94 km
Apotheek: 'Magna' in 0.95 km
Police station: 'Guarda Municipal' in 1.06 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Plage Café' in 0.85 km
Railway station: 'Estação Estácio' in 4.38 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Santos Dumont Airport SDU - in 6 km
 »  Galeao Airport GIG - in 16 km
 »  Umberto Modiano Airport BZS - in 129 km
 »  Resende Airport QRZ - in 140 km
 »  Macae Airport MEA - in 162 km
 Cities nearby

Best hotels near Cristo Redentor

Solar do Cosme

Located in 1 km from Cristo Redentor
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Rooms: 6
Air-conditioned rooms at Solar do Cosme feature a TV, minibar and private bathroom. Solar do Cosme is 7 km from Santos Dumont Airport and 8 km from … More: photo, rates and booking
Walk On The Beach Hostel

Located in 2 km from Cristo Redentor
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Rooms: 5
With a fan, private lockers and shared bathroom facilities, all dormitories include towels and bed linen for free. Laundry services are arranged. … More: photo, rates and booking
Miramar Hotel by Windsor

Located in 3 km from Cristo Redentor
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Rooms: 201
Guests can start the day admiring the privileged beach view while savoring a rich breakfast. At other times, you can have a drink at the rooftop bar … More: photo, rates and booking
Z.bra Hostel

Located in 4 km from Cristo Redentor
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Rooms: 7
Z.bra Hostel´s beautiful interiors feature refurbished furniture from the 1940s and 1950s. Dormitories have individual lockers, linens, plus … More: photo, rates and booking

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Top destination around Christ The Redeemer - Rio de Janeiro

Rio is home to numerous historical monuments. The city features some really unique natural attractions and widest choice of museums and galleries. An excursion to the rock called "Sugar head” (Pan de Asugar) is very popular among travellers. The height of the rock is 395 feet, and there are many interesting legends connected with its unusual name. Don’t forget to visit Largo do Boticário square as many beautiful architectural monuments are located near it. All houses, which you will see in this part of the city, were built in the 18th century. A beautiful fountain is the main decoration of the square. The fountain is also the place where gather street performers and musicians. During the daytime tourists come to the square to watch their performances, and at night the fountain is a popular place among romantic couples.

The local Town Hall is a simply perfect monument of colonial times. Here all visitors can walk through the inner premises of the building and appreciate its elegant design. Palacio Tiradentes is a truly unusual place of interest. For a long time the palace was used as a prison, then the building was empty, and nowadays it is home to Legislative Assembly.
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