This walk to Corcovado, or this trekking to Christ Redentor is one of the most fantastic that I realize in the forest of Tijuca. In total immersion in the forest of Tijuca, this hike has a greater appeal than the others, because its purpose is the visit to the most important symbol in Brazil and one of the most known in the world.
In the most charming hills of Rio de Janeiro, which is part of the Tijuca National Park, are the largest postcards of the city and one of the seven wonders of the world, Christ the Redeemer, at the top of the mountain Corcovado. In addition to the famous monument, the visitors can observe various other points of the impressive visual of Rio, for example, "Vista Chinesa, Mirante Dona Marta, Cachoeiras do Horto, Parque Lage".
At the foot of Corcovado, "Estrada do Redentor" is one of its access routes to Christ the Redeemer. Along the way, you can come across the mineral springs and natural showers that are veritable showers, the fresh water comes from the mountain and several watchtowers with outstanding views of the southern area of Rio de Janeiro, including the "Rodrigo de Freitas, Praias de Copacabana, Ipanema, Leblon, Ilhas Cagarras".
About the "Morro do Corcovado", it is a 704-meter stone mountain above sea level, with the monument of Christ the Redeemer. It provides a view of almost all the neighborhoods of the city of Rio de Janeiro. This monument was erected in 2007 and is one of the seven wonders of the modern world. The statue was inaugurated on October 12, 1931, after about five years of work. It is 38 meters high and weighs about 1,100 tons. Well before the construction of the statue, the "Corcovado" was already a major tourist attraction. The Corcovado Railway, was the first railway of the country, which was opened in 1884, almost 50 years before the construction of Christ the Redeemer. Thousands of visitors have already gone to Corcovado to admire the incomparable view of the marvelous City, to this day.
The Corcovado is one of the most famous sites in the world and one of the most popular attractions of Rio de Janeiro. Mountaineering climbers are blessed by Christ the Redeemer who welcomes them with open arms.
Its history is linked to the beginning of the practice of mountaineering in the country dating from the colonial era, when the Emperor of Brazil, Dom Pedro I, opened a path to reach the summit of Corcovado.