No trip to Rio would be complete without a trip to Christ The Redeemer (Cristo Redentor), most probably the most iconic landmark in Brazil. You see it on t-shirts, souvenirs, brochures and postcards. The view is spectacular, but it gets crowded so get there early! Here's my full Yelp review of the landmark.
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Photo Set Information:
- Date Taken: November 2013
- Camera Used: Pentax K5
A view of the back of the Christ The Redeemer statue on our way up the steps to the platform.
Our first view of the statue from the front.
From the top of Corcovado, there's a spectacular view of Guanabara Bay as well as Copacabana/Ipanema/Leblon beaches.
The iconic image of Christ The Redeemer.
A view of Sugarloaf Mountain and Guanabara Bay
Here's a vertical shot, fit for a postcard.
A sign explaining the history of the Cristo Redentor
I found it all a bit tacky, but there were no fewer than 4 gift shops selling almost identical Cristo Redentor souvenirs.
Some sort of abandoned looking building on the way down from Corcovado on the tram