In Photo Album: Beautiful Photos of Christ The Redeemer (Cristo Redentor), Rio de Janeiro, BrazilMay 10, 2012 No Comments
Welcome to Rio de Janeiro, an exotic place with so many gorgeous sceneries, sexy beaches and iconic landmarks. Rio is known for its beautiful natural settings, as well as Christ the Redeemer Statue, or Cristo Redentor. This statue is one of the most amazing as well as one of the highest statuesLeshan Giant Buddha, The World's Tallest Stone-carved Buddha Site | China. Read more ... » in the world. Cristo Redentor is located on the Corcovado Mountain, welcoming visitors with warm embrace. (Click each photo for better view)
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Cristo Redentor was first conceived in 1859 by a Catholic priest Father Pedro Maria Boss. He suggested the idea which then led to get support by Princess Isabel. However, the support was not that strong enough to advance the idea. Finally in 1912, after Brazilian Independence and separation of government from the church, Cardinal Dom Joaquim Arcoverde renewed this idea to build a Christ Statue, to show that the Church is present within the Brazilian people. Then in 1922, the cornerstone for the statue was laid, and by 1931 it was completed.
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Cristo Redentor has gained a lot of attention from the world. Sseventy-six years after its inauguration, Cristo Redentor was recognized as one of a New Seven Wonders of the World. Each year, Cristo Redentor gets more than 600,000+ visitors. To see the statue from close, you can either take a taxi or to travel up the cog railway. It’s recommended to do the latter one as you will be enjoying breathtaking scenery on your way up to the top of the mountain. Be ready to see this inspiring view as you will be standing 2,349 feet above the city!
(Photo by: Nicolas Iacovone Fotografia @Flickr)
Once up there, you will be able to look down Sugar Loaf Mountain, Guanabar Bay, Rio beaches, and Lag Rodrigo de Freitas. Cristo Redentor is best to visit on a sunny day, so you will be able to see everything. Not only that, Cristo Redentor is also amazing in the early morning, as the mist from Tijuca Forest gives impact to the view. Before reaching the Statue’s base, there are three elevators or 220 steps to climb. Cristo Redentor statue resemble a cross; the outstretched arms meant for blessing and a welcome to the city. Enjoy these photos taken from the internet.
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Cristo Redentor is open for visitors every day, from 8.30 to 19.00. To learn more about Cristo Redentor, there are shops and a visitor’s center located nearby. If you are planning to visit Rio or BrazilBest Gardens in The World. Read more ... », you can check hotel deals in Rio or check hotel deals in Brazil here.
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