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Travel Diary: Cristo Redentor in Rio de Janeiro

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It wouldn’t be a trip to Rio without visiting the Cristo Redentor. Created by French sculptor Paul Landowski and built by the Brazilian engineer Heitor da Silva Costa, it’s one of the New7Wonders of the World. We visited towards the end of our trip, and lucked out with the weather (turns out the statue is often covered by clouds or mist, especially in early morning!) for an incredible view. Call Me Katie - Cristo Redentor, Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro - 02

When we arrived we bought our tickets for Trem do Corcovado and queued up to take the tram up the mountain.

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Once we reached the landing point we had a few options to compelte our journey, including an elevator and an escalator!

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Next stop: Cristo Redentor

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Jeff and I chose to take the stairs part of the way up to really take in the view before finishing the climb on the escalator.

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There are people standing on the left – we’re so far from London!

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And then it’s right there in from of you: the Redentor itself, complete with a small shrine in the base if you fancy a moment to pray.

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While I know Cristo Redentor is a popular tourist attraction, for whatever reason I wasn’t expecting to find a cafe and gift shop near the top! But they’re a welcome spot to relax and get away from the sun if it’s a hot, humid day.

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Looking out at Botafogo and Pāo de Açúar.

And once you’ve gotten over just how incredible it is to see the statue up close, you start to notice the incredible views.

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Though to get the beautiful snaps of the view you may have to wait your turn to get to the edge.

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Copacabana

But it’s totally worth the wait.

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Lagoa

I certainly lingered…

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Centro

… because with such stunning views I wasn’t about to rush away.

Much love, Katie xo

One thought on “Travel Diary: Cristo Redentor in Rio de Janeiro

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