On our second to last day in Rio we were finally able to take a tour to see Cristo Redentor. Or, Christ the Redeemer. This art-deco statue was completed in 1931, and named one of the Seven Wonders of the World in 2007.
It truly is something to admire. Not only is the statue in itself spectacular, but the views!! Are you kidding me. They were insane. So beautiful from every single angle. We went at the exact perfect moment. After taking a few photos (the trick is to have someone lay on the ground to get the right angle), we headed to the cafe for lunch with a view. That’s when the clouds started rolling in, and stuck around for about half an hour. You can’t see anything through these thick clouds so I considered us pretty lucky to get some good shots and have such a unique experience.
The views from the train that took us to the top were special for more than one reason. You have to sit on the right side of the train to get the good views. I had read this before we boarded, so I
pushed made our way to the right side of the train as soon as the doors opened.
There are a couple of ways to get to the top of Christ the Redeemer. We chose to take the train to the top, and it was just the easiest and most comfortable way for us to do it. We took an uber to the train station, and then jumped right on board and took that to the top. We did book our tickets in advance, so I would suggest doing that if you want to skip lines and get in on time.
I could not get over the views. Something so special about being with someone you love on top of the world. We felt so lucky to be together and have each other on this day.
Two happy people right there. xoxo