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Christ the Redeemer - Estado do Rio de Janeiro
Christ the Redeemer

The international symbol of Rio de Janeiro must be the Christ the Redeemer statue that is located just outside the city. At 130 feet tall, this statue stands out on top of a highly religious city. The actual location of the statue is on the Corvocado Mountain, which is located inside the Tijuaca Forest National Park.

The history behind this statue was that in or around the 1850's, the idea for the statue was born, but it would take 80 years for it actually be erected. Brazil did not want to build this highly religious statue with public funds, so it was not erected until Brazilian Catholics had donated enough money to fund the statue. It was completed in 1931 and has been a tourist site ever since.

Address: Rua Cosme Velho, 513 CEP 22241-090

Other Contact: trem@corvocado.com.br

Phone: (5521) 2558-1329

Website: http://www.corcovado.com.br/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Dec 24, 2007
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Maracana Stadium - Soccer - Estado do Rio de Janeiro
Maracana Stadium - Soccer

Without a doubt, the most important sporting event to attend when in Rio is a soccer match between two local Rio teams. Maracana Stadium is a part of world soccer history, and getting the opportunity to watch futbol with 40,000 other Rio locals is a true treat.

Sarah and I wanted to enjoy one of these trips, however we were a little fearful of trying to navigate this madness by ourselves, so we turned to the web. We were able to find a blog from a enterprising citizen of Rio, who volunteers his time to pick up tourists from their hotel, drive them to the game, buy their tickets and then take them safely back home.

The gentleman's name was Sergio, and he was very knowledgeable on all things Rio, futbol, and tourism. I would highly recommend his services.

Website: http://futebolnomaracana.blogspot.com/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Dec 22, 2007
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