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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