Corcovado (Portuguese pronunciation: [koʁkoˈvadu]), means "hunchback" in Portuguese, is a mountain in central Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is a 710-metre (2,329 ft) granite peak located in the Tijuca Forest, a national park. It is sometimes confused with nearby Sugarloaf Mountain. Corcovado hill lies just west of the city center but is wholly within the city limits and visible from great distances. It is known worldwide for the 38-metre (125 ft) statue of Jesus atop its peak, entitled Cristo Redentor or "Christ the Redeemer".
a year ago
What an incredible sensation being there! The huge statue of Crist is so impressive. The sight from there is amazing! I suggest to go there during the afternoon so you’ll see it with any kind of light: day, afternoon and sunset, night. An incredible experience. Pay attention at the non licensed taxi, they can be very dangerous.... to go up there use the official cab of the Corcovado park.
8 months ago
This Mother Nature´s Monumental Masterpiece represents a big pillar for my life as a traveler, since it was one of the first trip I did in the majestic Rio De Janeiro. Rio has a special place in my heart, not only because it is beyond beautiful and populated by the nicest people you could ever meet, but also because was my first journey outside Europe. I still remember, the day before leaving for Brazil, the excitement going through my body, all the things that I've heard about this amazing place were about to become reality! Here I am, I just landed in Rio! Took a taxi that would have brought me to Ipanema Beach, where I had my hostel booked, watching the fantastic landscapes that the city has to offer and BOOM, there it is, the famous Christ the Redeemer, standing with his open arms, at the top of the CORCOVADO MOUNTAIN. Once at the hostel, I was incredibly tired, but it didn't matter to me, I was too excited, so I immediately left to go to explore Ipanema Beach and Corcovado....all by foot, with the heat hitting each single cell of my body and the high humidity making me sweat like I was inside a sauna. That was in October by the way. I'm at the foot of the Corcovado Mountain, can see the statue of the Christ up there. Me, together with other great people that I've met at the hostel, are about to start the tour. We begin the long walk and, right from the beginning, we found ourselves inside a gigantic forest where the noises of the city are mixed up with the forests inhabitants singing. On the way we met a bunch of little cute, lovely monkeys. SO AWESOME! By the way, apparently Rio has the biggest urban forest of any other city in the world! Our original plan was to reach the statue (at ca. 800 meters above the sea level), but due to the heat, humidity and the fact that I didn't really sleep for something like 2 days, we decided to stop at a very nice panorama point, not that far from the top, chilling out and taking pictures. The picture where I'm holding the Christ on my hand was takes from that spot. Every time that Corcovado pops up into my mind my soul elevates itself to a superior state of happiness!
a year ago
Climb by foot the first hill. A great exercise. My 5 year old boy did it in 15 minutes. Beat that! The trail starts at the end of the beach. Then take the ride to the second hill. Great!
a year ago
The place is high in the mountains and arriving to it is a road trip itself. ***Just a tip: go up as early as u can because it becomes foggy after 1 noon. If you needed a tour guide ask for SAULO. What i like: - the area is full of water and snacks sellers - the staff are friendly - there were some chairs in the waiting area - you can stay as long as you like once you go up to the status - the view is amazing from up to down. What i did not like: - the price to enter - the waiting area had no shadow from the sun - they let people to go up without making them wearing anything on their bras or swimsuits. - i did not feel im at religious place like when visiting a church , just a normal touristic place. Overall i really enjoyed and i recommend it 👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽
a year ago
Certainly, worth a visit, but not here to be the first, even if you like us will arrive long before the opening of the ticket office and first buy a ticket, you will not pass through the turnstile first and even the fiftieth. All groups with guides will skip the ball and only a few individual tourists will miss in 30 minutes. The staff is very rude; they allow themselves to be rude, yelling and jostling. It is a pity that such a beautiful place spoils this staff. We had very unpleasant impressions.