Being in Brazil means wanting to go to see the Christ The Redeemer Statute in Rio.
We knew this was one of the major attractions in Rio and one we had to see in person. It’s one thing to see this majestic statue in pictures and another to be there as it stands above you.
It’s an astonishing sight and something you will want to experience.
This 20th-century statue was designed as a reminder of the region’s religious foundation and is a beautiful depiction of Jesus.
Situated on the Corcovado Mountain, it’s a sight to behold. It is made of soapstone and concrete with exceptional attention to detail.
It is 98 feet tall and is noticeable from miles away.
For those wanting to explore Rio and also see the Christ de Redeemer Statue, it’s best to start with our guide on the attraction.
Best Time To Visit Christ de Redeemer Statue In Rio
For the most part, we would recommend avoiding the holiday season when taking a trip to see the Christ de Redeemer Statue.
This means not going when school is off or on major holidays. This includes times when tourists are going to be spread throughout Rio such as in the summer months.
It is better to aim for quieter parts of the year.
This will make your life easier as the lines are going to be shorter. This tends to be after the Christmas season and the weather is still reasonable too. We would also recommend going earlier in the day to avoid the general rush of being at this attraction.
We went in September and it was ideal.
The weather was great and it was easy to get a spot on the cogwheel train as soon as we were there.
How To Get To The Christ de Redeemer Statue
It’s best to start by understanding where the Christ de Redeemer Statue is situated and how to get there safely.
The aim is to get to the bottom of the Corcovado Mountain in Rio.
In general, we recommend taking a taxi or car rental to the base. This is going to ensure you can take the scenic route to the mountain and then hike or use the train to get to the top.
Some people will want to take the bus and that’s possible too. It will drop you close to the base of the mountain and then you can look at your next option to get to the statue in Rio.
It’s important to note that some people will hike up the mountain but others are simply going to pay to ride on the cogwheel train. This is going to cost approximately 3-4 Brazilian Real for a ticket.
Cost Of Visiting Christ de Redeemer Statue
Once you get to the statue, it’s time to look at how much it’s going to cost to see it.
The ticket price is going to depend on the season.
The government will often tweak the prices based on the time of month or year. For example, if it is during school holidays, the prices are going to go up as there will be more locals coming to the statue as it is one of the main attractions in Rio.
For non-peak seasons, the prices become far more affordable as the demand lessens. We recommend keeping this in mind if the cost is important to you.
In general, you can go to visit the Christ de Redeemer Statue between 8 AM and 7 PM. It is open every day and you can book a ticket on the train to get to the top.
Based on our experience, we would highly recommend going earlier in the day when the rush is less. This is often the case when everyone is off or there are a lot of tourists near the statue. Your wait times will go up when this occurs.
Experience Visiting The Redeemer Statue In Brazil
The one thing most people are going to ask about is the overall experience associated with visiting the statue in Rio.
For the most part, you are going to start by getting to the Rio Christ Statue in Brazil and then go straight to the main gate. This is where you are going to be admitted to the attraction and can then see all of it including taking the train.
It is going to cost approximately $30 to get the admission if you want to get past the line. You will be asked to pay in cash.
Otherwise, the rate is going to vary depending on whether or not it is peak season in the region.
As soon as you are in, you are going to want to take the cogwheel train to the Christ de Redeemer Statue. This is going to take around 15-20 minutes to get to the top and it’s quite a beautiful sight as soon as you begin the journey.
When we went, it took a bit of time to get our spot on the train. This meant waiting at least an hour before the spot became available.
We know some adventurers prefer to hike to the Christ de Redeemer Statue. If this is something you are willing to do, it can be an exciting experience without question.
In general, it is not going to be a good option for beginners. You need to have expertise in hiking or the steepness of the mountain is going to start to weigh on you. We find it easier to take the cogwheel train, but you can hike if you want to as long as you are prepared for it.
It should be safe to hike the Christ de Redeemer Statue if that’s the route you want to take. We have heard of horror stories associated with specific areas of the hike, but it is not something an experienced hiker won’t be able to handle.
Just make sure you have all of the necessary equipment and are not carrying valuables with you.
It’s also important to prepare for your time at the statue once you are there.
We took the time to explore the statue, get to the top of the Christ de Redeemer, and just soak in the beautiful views of Rio. It is an enthralling experience and something you are not going to get to see from anywhere else in the region.
You can take a look at the church at the bottom, visit the gift shop, and enjoy the natural beauty of the statue.
How long did we spend at the statue?
We were there for around an hour or so and it was a lot of fun. This is aside from the 20-minute cogwheel train ride to the statue.
How To Prepare To See The Christ de Redeemer Statue
Let’s assume you are ready to go to the Christ de Redeemer Statue.
How are you going to prepare for it?
We felt it was important to make sure you were preparing for the sun. This included putting on sunscreen and wearing a sunhat or something similar to block out the sun’s rays. You will thank us when it is time to get to the top.
It’s also essential to have good walking shoes if you are going to be walking around a lot. This happens as you are enjoying the sight and seeing everything it has to offer.
It’s also important to make sure you are bringing cash with you.
In general, this is going to be one of the most memorable experiences you are going to have. It is a wonder of the world and is going to offer an experience that is unforgettable for anyone in Rio.
This is all you are going to want to know as you plan to see the Redeemer Statue.
Amanda Harper is a travel enthusiast with 10+ years of traveling experience across the planet. Her passion for writing and travel makes her a walking bibliography on modern-day tourism.