Christ the Redeemer
in Laranjeiras and Cosme Velho
Rio de Janeiro
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First reviewed by Tablet
On a sunny day you can pretty much see everything from the observation platform on Corcovado mountain, alongside that famous statue of Christ the Redeemer.
You've seen this statue in various films and in pictures, if you have time, you should definitely check out the over 120 ft high "guardian angel" on the Corcavado mountain in person. Even if you are a nonbeliever, you'll be impressed. For fun, ask some of the locals about who built the stature - they'll tell you all sorts of stories (most of them very false) with the utmost confidence.
This powerful monument cannot missed while in Rio.