Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro was constructed between 1922 and 1931. The statue, which is the largest Art Deco statue in the world has become the symbol of Rio de Janeiro. Keeping a watchful eye over the people of Rio de Janeiro, the Statue of Christ the Redeemer sits atop Corcovado 2,320 feet (710 meters) above the sea level with its 130 ft (39 m) tall and the arms measure 98 ft (30 m) across.
The Corcovado (hunchback) mountain has been Rio’s top attraction widely sung by famous Brazilian composers.It was voted one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in 2007.
Reaching the Cosme Velho train station you will take a cogwheel train of Swiss manufacture from its base going through the lush greenery of the Tijuca Rainforest to almost its summit. The very top is reached by climbing a flight of 235 steps or by elevator reaching the base of the Statue.