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Corcovado Mountain

The altitude of Corcovado mountain at 700 metres, at its peak stands the statue of Christ the Savior. The mountain contains mainly granite, is common on the rock the plate of Rio de Janeiro and is a part of the General mountain system of the Sugar Head, and also part of the Tijuca National Park .

The formation of the breed occurred about 600 million years ago. Christ the Redeemer - one of the brightest, most famous symbols of Rio de Janeiro and is the biggest in the world sculpture art Deco. Its total height of 38 meters together with the pedestal, weight - 1145 tons, the distance from one end to the other hands is 28 meters, the height above the surface of the sea is 709 meters. The construction of the architectural masterpiece took almost five years and at present, this sculpture is a national historic landmark.

To get to the top, you can take advantage of rail. Its length is 3.8 km, lifting time is about 20 minutes. The railway has the teeth to avoid rolling off of a steep slope, designed and built it in 1884, the Swiss experts. The train departs every 20 minutes from the end station consists of two cars. Next to the sculpture are stairs.

In 2003, a series of major works to facilitate access to the base of the statue, was equipped with escalators and elevators. The southern slope of mount used for the passing routes climbers.