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The Corcovado, Rio, Brazil

Corcovado, meaning "hunchback " in Portuguese , is a mountain in central Rio de Janeiro

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Amy Adejokun
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Discover The Corcovado

The highest mountain in Rio, at 700 meters, is called the Corcovado, which means "hunchback". At the top of it is the statue of Christ the Redeemer, one of the new seven wonders of the world. A giant made of soapstone, the Corcovado Christ is 38 meters high by 28 meters wide. It was made by the French sculptor Paul Landowski and the Brazilian engineer Heitor da Silva Costa.

The Corcovado

The Corcovado , The Corcovado cable car , Brazil
La statue du Christ Redempteur

Géant réalisé en saponite (ou pierre à savon), cette œuvre monumentale, achevée en 1931, mesure 38 mètres de haut sur 28 m de large.

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The Corcovado , The statue of Christ the Redeemer , Brazil
The statue of Christ the Redeemer

Measuring 38m tall by 28m wide, this giant soapstone monument was completed in 1931.

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The Corcovado , Christ the King seen from behind , Brazil
Christ the King seen from behind

Enjoy a caipirinha next to the largest Art Deco work in the world created by French sculptor Paul Landow.

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The Corcovado , View of Christ the King from a helicopter , Brazil
View of Christ the King from a helicopter

Christ the Redeemer belongs to the New Seven Wonders of the World.

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The Corcovado , Christ the Redeemer overlooking Rio bay , Brazil
Christ the Redeemer overlooking Rio bay

The panoramic view of Rio and the bay from the platform below the statue is breathtaking!

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