Christ the Redeemer is an Art Deco statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, created by French sculptor Paul Landowski and built b

zilian engineer Heitor da Silva Costa, in collaboration with French engineer Albert Caquot. Romanian sculptor Gheorghe Leonida fashioned the face. Constructed between 1922 and 1931, the statue is 30 metres (98 ft) high, excluding its 8-metre (26 ft) pedestal. The arms stretch 28 metres (92 ft) wide. The statue weighs 635 metric tons (625 long, 700 short tons), and is located at the peak of the 700-metre (2,300 ft) Corcovado mountain in the Tijuca Forest National Park overlooking the city of Rio de Janeiro. A symbol of Christianity across the world, the statue has also become a cultural icon of both Rio de Janeiro and Brazil, and is listed as one of the New7Wonders of the World.It is made of reinforced concrete and soapstone.

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Visit Christ The Reedemer Statue

Best Time To Visit

The best time to go is early in the morning during the week before 8:30 a.m. or late afternoon after 3:30 p.m. when there are few crowds, less heat and better visibility.

Transportation

The cheapest way to get from Port of Rio de Janeiro to Christ the Redeemer is to bus via Avenida Brasil próximo ao 1211 which costs R$ 5 and takes 1h 30m.

Weather

The ideal time to explore Christ the Redeemer is during the months of September and October. Visitors will find that the temperatures and humidity are both lower and easier to handle. These cooler temperatures will make exploring Corcovado and the Christ the Redeemer statue easier.

Know Before Visiting

Take a panoramic city tour through Downtown Rio, a stop at the Metropolitan Cathedral and travel to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain and visit the Christ the Redeemer statue on this full-day comprehensive tour of Rio's most famous landmarks. Reach the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain and Corcovado Mountain by cable car and by cog train through the Tijuca Rainforest, respectively

Language

Portuguese

Currency

Brazilian Real / U.S. Dollar