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Corcovado-Christ the Redeemer

World famous and seen from much of the city of Rio de Janeiro, Corcovado is the most significant site in all of Rio, a must see! Located in the Tijuca National Park, at more than 2000 feet high Corcovado offers a sweeping panoramic view of the sea and mountains. The mountain is crowned by the 100-foot high statue of Christ the Redeemer with open arms.

Transportation:
By train: Corcovado Railroad Station
By car: Information – Parque Nacional da Tijuca Admnistration -
Tels: 21 2492-2252 / 2492-2253

Cosme Velho, take Ladeira dos Guararapes, then take the steepest street to the right, Rua Conselheiro Lampreia to the intersection signposted “Corcovado- Mirante” and turn to the left. Once on Estrada das Paineiras there is a new signpost “Paineiras-Corcovado”. Cars can only go as far as Paineiras, where there is a parking lot. From there, visitors take an authorized van up to the monument.

Location:
Rua Cosme Velho, 513 – Cosme Velho
Tel: 21 2558-1329
Web Site: http://www.corcovado.com.br
Hours: Daily, every 30 minutes, from 8:30am – 6:30pm, with a stop at Paineiras.


 

SELARON STAIRS

Escadaria Selarón is a set of world-famous steps in Rio de Janeiro. They are the work of Chilean-born artist Jorge Selarón who claimed it as "my tribute to the Brazilian people". There are 250 steps measuring 125 metres long which are covered in over 2000 tiles collected from over 60 countries around the world

Location: Rua Manuel Carneiro - Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro – RJ






RIO DE JANEIRO CATHEDRAL

The Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sebastian (Portuguese: Catedral Metropolitana de São Sebastião) better known as the Metropolitan Cathedral of Rio de Janeiro (Catedral Metropolitana do Rio de Janeiro) or as the Cathedral of St. Sebastian of Rio de Janeiro (Catedral de São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro), is the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro. The cathedral is the See of the Metropolitan Archbishops of the city of Rio de Janeiro. The church is dedicated to Saint Sebastian, the patron saint of Rio de Janeiro.

Location - Rua Benjamin Constant 23 | Centro, Rio de Janeiro, near the Arches of Lapa.