Wonders of Rio
8 Hours to enjoy Rio most visited wonders
With his Arms open wide over Guanabara Bay, Christ the Redeemer receives you all visitants and bless the Cariocas, residents of Rio City.
In the top of the mountain is installed Christ the Redeemer, one of the most wanted touristic sides of Rio de Janeiro. Biggest and most famous scripture Art Déco of the world, the Christ statue started to be planned in 1921 and it was developed by the engineer Heitor da Silva Costa over 5 years of job, from 1926 to 1931, the opening year of the monument.
It’s located at Parque Nacional da Tijuca, 710 meters above the sea level, where anybody can appreciate one of the most beautiful views of the city. Overall 220 steps that lead to the famous statue feet, it was elected one of the Seven Wonders of the World made by formal voting in 2007 by the Swiss Institution New 7 Wonders Foundation. The monument is accessible by train, van or car.
To get into the monument, there’s a nice ride by train that, for 20 minutes, it crosses Mata Atlântica until Corcovado’s top. Making an easy access to the visitants, three panoramic elevators and four escalators were built. The visual is amazing; it makes an unmissable programme for those that visit the city.
Rio wonders – Sugarloaf
One of the most beautiful postcards of Rio offering a gorgeous view of the whole city.
From Praia Vermelha, the visitants take the first tram links to the Urca hill, and from there, a second tram takes them until the top of the Sugarloaf hill, it stays 396 meters of the sea level. Different histories justify the name of this touristic side; the most popular says that during the centuries XVI and XVIII, at the peak of the production of sugar cane, the producers stored sugar blocks in little boxes to be exported, and the resemblance of the object with Sugarloaf mountain gave origin to the name.
Inaugurated in 1912, the little tram of the Sugarloaf was the first Brazilian cable car and the third in the world, linking the Urca hill to the Sugarloaf mountain. Since then, more than 40 million of people have already used those cable cars.
From the high of the two mountains reveals a gorgeous landscape of the city, including the Botafogo cave, Copacabana edge and the entrance of Guanabara Bay. In the summer, the amphitheater, located in the top of Urca hill is a stage for shows and night events, joining a fun and a wonderful visual of lights of the city.
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