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Location of Christ the Redeemer


Christ the Redeemer is located in the city of Rio, one of the largest city in Brazil, not too far (relatively, given the size of the country) of Sao Paulo. It is on the east coast of Brazil, in the southern hemisphere, facing the Atlantic. This city is very extensive, it is on a territory that was once wild, mountainous, very vegetated. It is only the rampant urbanization of recent decades that has overcome the vegetation, largely dominated by concrete. However, there are large wilderness areas in the heart of Rio, and the Tijuca Park in which the statue of Christ the Redeemer is located is the largest urban park in the world. This statue is therefore in the heart of the vegetation itself in the heart of the city of Rio.

This park is all in length, it runs along the Atlantic coast. It is basically formed of relief including the Corcovado, which means "Bossu" in Portuguese. The Corcovado is the steep mountain at the top of which Christ the Redeemer was implanted. Its GPS coordinates are exactly 22 ° 57 '8.42 " South and 43 ° 12' 41.21" West. If you have the Google Earth software, click on this link or open it by double-clicking on it, once it's downloaded: It will show you the exact location of the monument: Links Google Earth.


address

First of all, here is the official address:

Parque Nacional da Tijuca, Alto da Boa Vista, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brésil

The maps


Map of the world

Map of the world

From a general point of view Christ the Redeemer is in South America, in Brazil.

Brazil

Brazil

Approaching Brazilian level it is found that it is in Rio, on the Atlantic Coast, rather in the South of the country.

Area of Rio

Area of Rio

On approaching Rio, we can see the relief of the coast, particularly the bay of Rio, which enters deep enough into the land. This area is rather rugged, hence the numerous peaks surrounding the city.

Bay of Rio

Bay of Rio

This map of Rio is more detailed, we begin to distinguish the details of the parks, the roads, etc.

Tijuca park

Tijuca park

This map is the one that best links the city of Rio and Christ the Redeemer, we can see where it is in relation to the city.

Exact location of Christ the Redeemer

Exact location of Christ the Redeemer

Detailed view of the site of Christ the Redeemer, in the park of Tijuca.

The distances

Christ the Redeemer of Rio is easily recognizable grace, set to by general form, its location. We all know his silhouette placed at the top of Corcovado, it comes off well. it must be said that this statue is the symbol of the city and even of all Brazil.

When you are in Rio it is difficult not to find the monument, for wherever you are it is enough to look up to see it. He is there, on the summit of his mountain, waiting for something. A little like the Eiffel Tower in Paris, one can not not find it, it is too easy. However, to get there, it's a bit more complex. The most classic way is to go through the tourist train that was built for that. Its departure in the district of Cosme Velho, to the east of the mountain. Otherwise there is a road but it is only borrowed for tourist reasons, its concession has been made with private companies, so one can not go there by itself. Finally, know that it is possible to get there on foot, there is a hiking trail that climbs to the summit, through the forest of Tijuca, but it is not the easiest method to make the tourist.

The Cosmo Velho railway station is only 1.5 km away from the monument, but the route is of course much longer because it winds its way through the mountains. See the tourism page for more information. Otherwise, always as the crow flies, the statue is 3630m from Copacabana beach, 3800 from Ipanema and 4866m from the famous Maracana football stadium.

And if you are curious, know that the Christ the Redeemer is 7,734 km from the Statue of Liberty, 9,146 km from the Eiffel Tower, 9,184 km from the Coliseum in Rome, 9,261 km from the Tower of London, 14,137 km from the Taj Mahal, and 17,327 km from the forbidden city of Beijing! Of course, all these distances are expressed as the crow flies.



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