The statue of Christ the Redeemer in Brazil was built to show that Christ loves all and is located at the top of Corcovado Mountain standing, arms outstretched, overlooking the town of Rio de Janeiro. Standing 38 meters high this is one of the tallest statues in the world with a span of 28 meters from fingertip to fingertip.

There is a small chapel located at the base of the structure which is accessible by train on the Corcovado Railway that has the capacity to hold 360 passengers every hour, escalators and elevators or for those wishing to climb the mountain there are 222 steps leading from the road to the site.

This statue attracts thousands of people with more and more visiting every year. The statue is accessible 24 hours a day however it is widely considered that the best time to visit is late afternoon or evening, during which times you will be able to experience the truly stunning sunsets that grace the horizon while looking down on the spectacular site of the city at dusk.

To find out the best time to visit South America and to speak to someone that knows the area please call Gina our South American luxury holiday specialist: 01923 289 100