What can I see from the top of Corcovado Mountain in Rio de Janeiro?

Once you reach the top of Corcovado Mountain, you will have a 360-degree view of Rio de Janeiro. In other words, you can see:

  • Sugar Loaf
  • Downtown (the business district)
  • The modern metropolitan cathedral
  • Rio-Niterói Bridge
  • Sambadrome (Carnaval stadium)
  • Maracanã Football Stadium
  • Jockey Club (horse racing track)
  • Botanical Garden
  • Botafogo Beach
  • São João Batista Cemetery
  • Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon
  • Favela Santa Marta
  • A segment of Favela Rocinha

Additionally, you can of course see the statue of Christ the Redeemer right in front of you.

Inside the Christ statue’s pedestal, which you access through a small door in the back, you can visit a small chapel to complete your visit. If you choose to visit Corcovado late on a Saturday afternoon, you may even see a couple getting married!


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