GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Corcovado, meaning "hunchback" in Portuguese, is a mountain in central Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The 710-metre granite peak is located in the Tijuca Forest, a national park.

FABIO'S REVIEW

Green-Visiting

The Corcovado is an iconic location in Rio: it is the granite peak where the famous Christ statue is located. Don't confuse it with the nearby Sugarloaf Mountain, and make sure to visit both, as they offer stunning views of Rio and its surroundings.

LOCATIONS EXPERIENCED

Fabio's LifeTour - Brazil (2015 April-June and October) - Rio De Janeiro - Corcovado - Level 1 - panoramic views - 2825 cover

LEVEL 1 - PANORAMIC VIEWS

From the peak's viewing platform the panoramic view includes downtown Rio, Sugarloaf Mountain, the Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas (lake), Copacabana and Ipanema beaches, Estádio do Maracanã (Maracanã Stadium), and several of Rio's favelas.

Fabio's LifeTour - Brazil (2015 April-June and October) - Rio De Janeiro - Corcovado - Level 2 - Christ statue - 7529 cover

LEVEL 2 - CHRIST STATUE

"Christ the Redeemer" is an Art Deco statue of Jesus located at the peak of the 700-metre (2,300 ft) Corcovado mountain in the Tijuca Forest National Park, overlooking the city of Rio. It was created by French sculptor Paul Landowski and built by the Brazilian engineer Heitor da Silva Costa, in collaboration with the French engineer Albert Caquot. Romanian sculptor Gheorghe Leonida fashioned the face. The statue is 30 metres (98 ft) tall, not including its 8-metre (26 ft) pedestal, and its arms stretch 28 metres (92 ft) wide.

Fabio's LifeTour - Brazil (2015 April-June and October) - Rio De Janeiro - Corcovado - Playing with Monkeys-Raccoons - 9072 cover

PLAYING WITH CORCOVADO MONKEYS

White-nosed Coatis inhabit wooded areas (dry and moist forests) of the Osa Peninsula and Corcovado Park. They readily adapt to human presence; like raccoons, they will raid campsites and trash receptacles.

LEVEL 1 - PANORAMIC VIEWS

Fabio's LifeTour - Brazil (2015 April-June and October) - Rio De Janeiro - Corcovado - Level 1 - panoramic views - 2825 cover

From the peak's viewing platform the panoramic view includes downtown Rio, Sugarloaf Mountain, the Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas (lake), Copacabana and Ipanema beaches, Estádio do Maracanã (Maracanã Stadium), and several of Rio's favelas.

LEVEL 2 - CHRIST STATUE

Fabio's LifeTour - Brazil (2015 April-June and October) - Rio De Janeiro - Corcovado - Level 2 - Christ statue - 7529 cover

"Christ the Redeemer" is an Art Deco statue of Jesus located at the peak of the 700-metre (2,300 ft) Corcovado mountain in the Tijuca Forest National Park, overlooking the city of Rio. It was created by French sculptor Paul Landowski and built by the Brazilian engineer Heitor da Silva Costa, in collaboration with the French engineer Albert Caquot. Romanian sculptor Gheorghe Leonida fashioned the face. The statue is 30 metres (98 ft) tall, not including its 8-metre (26 ft) pedestal, and its arms stretch 28 metres (92 ft) wide.

PLAYING WITH CORCOVADO MONKEYS

Fabio's LifeTour - Brazil (2015 April-June and October) - Rio De Janeiro - Corcovado - Playing with Monkeys-Raccoons - 9072 cover

White-nosed Coatis inhabit wooded areas (dry and moist forests) of the Osa Peninsula and Corcovado Park. They readily adapt to human presence; like raccoons, they will raid campsites and trash receptacles.

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