Christ the Redeemer (Corcovado)
One of the Seven Wonders of the World, this 98 feet high statue of Jesus Christ sits on the peak of Corcovado Mountain, overlooking Rio de Janeiro since 1931. A symbol of Christianity around the world, a cultural icon and a must-see in Rio, the monument can be reached by a small train and it offers a breathtaking view of the city.
One of the most dramatic views in a city of many, Copacabana Beach is the image of Rio around the world. Lined by restaurants and bars until late hours, it attracts tourists from all over the world. Not a safe place to be at night, it’s nonetheless a beautiful spot to explore during the day.
Hotels: Copacabana Palace, Caesar Park Ipanema