This walk to Corcovado, or trekking to Christ Redentor and one of the most fantastic I realize in the forest of Tijuca. In total immersion in the forest of Tijuca, it has a more over the others, because the purpose of the hike to a goal with the visit of the most important symbol in Brazil and one of the most famous in the world.
The hike "Alta da Boa Vista" (entrance to the Tijuca Park), to the "Paineiras" circuit 6 km, takes the route "Estrada do Redentor" to finish at the access point to Christ the Redeemer.
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 Corcovado mountain. In addition to the famous monument, the visitors observe various points of this sector 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 roads to Christ the Redeemer. On the way you can come through the mineral springs and natural showers that are real showers, the water comes fresh from the mountain and several watchtowers with exceptional views of the southern area of Rio de Janeiro, including the "Rodrigo de Freitas, Praias de Copacabana, Ipanema, Leblon, Ilhas Cagarras ".
About "Morro do Corcovado" is a 704-meter stone mountain above sea level, with the monument of Christ the Redeemer. A view almost all the neighborhoods of the city of Rio de Janeiro. This monument was elected in 2007, 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. Long 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, nearly 50 years before the construction of Christ the Redeemer. Thousands of visitors went to Corcovado to admire the incomparable view of the wonderful city, to this day.
The Corcovado is one of the most famous sites in the world and is one of the most popular attractions of Rio de Janeiro. Mountain 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 then the emperor of Brazil, Dom Pedro I, opened a path to reach the summit of Corcovado.