Corcovado is one of the vital tourist attractions of Rio De Janeiro in Brazil and serves as a complement to the Harbor of Rio which is one of the 7 wonders of nature. Corcovado is a granite peak situated in the Tijuca Forest national park and rises to 710 m height above the sea level and has a statue of Christ or the Redeemer. The statue is about 38 meter high and weighs more or less 1,145 tons. The iconic statue was inaugurated in the year 1931.
In order to climb the Corcovado hill, you need to climb about 222 steep stairs or climb the panoramic elevator for ascending the Mount Corcovado. Once you have climbed up the Corcovado hill, you will be able to see the other landmarks of the city namely the Copacabana beach and the renowned Maracana football stadium.
The statue is standing high in the sky with an outstretched arms and it is one of the celebrated landmarks of the in the world. The New Open World Corporation marked Corcovado Hills with iconic statue as the Seven Wonders of the World in the year 2007.
From the city center, the Corcovado hill can be clearly visible and the main platform can be resily reached by a narrow road which is 3.8 kilometer. Corcovado Rack Railway with electrically powered two-car trains that can hold 360 passengers can be used to reach the destination within 20 minutes.
Corcovado Mountain is considered as the most popular tourist attraction because the platform is recorded to access more than 300,000 visitors every year. Visitors enjoy a panoramic view of the surrounding area from the summit of the wonderful peak. The Sugarloaf Mountain, Copacabana and Ipanema beaches and the Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas Lake is clearly visible from the summit.