"God created the world in six days. And on the seventy day he created Rio De Janeiro". That is how the Brazilians describe the wonderful location and beauty of their city.
The huge Christus Statue looks even bigger when viewed from a helicopter and can be seen from almost everywhere in the city. The seven hundred and ten metre high Morro Do Corcovado was named due to its hunch on top of which is Cristo Redentor.
At Rua Cosme Velho Station is the Ferro Corcovado, a Swiss rack railway that tackles the mountain in masterly fashion and which is also popular with nature lovers as the tracks go through a tropical Tijuca forest that grows densely due to the favourable climate.
The famous Cristo Redentor Statue measures thirty metres high, its base is eight metres high and. the distance between its outstretched hands measures twenty eight meters.
The huge Cristo Redentor truly is synonymous with Rio and is truly a modern times wonder. Both a remarkable monument and a splendid work of art.