Icons Top Rio, Christ Redeemer and Sugar Loaf are great rides for those who come to Rio de Janeiro. In both postcards showed the landscapes show why the city has the title of “wonderful”. On land, buildings like the Maracanã and Samba City reveal the magic of football and Carnival and beautiful beaches.

Christ the Redeemer

Main postcard of the city, Christ the Redeemer was elected by the locals as the “Wonder of Rio”. The monument stands on the hill of Corcovado, 700 meters high, where a panoramic belvedere much of Rio de Janeiro.

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To get upstairs there are two ways: Authorized van or train. The Corcovado Train, that part of Cosme Velho, makes a journey of 3,800 meters in the midst of themed gardens and the trip takes about 20 minutes. Have the vans depart from Copacabana (the Lido Square), Largo do Machado and Painswick – tickets can be purchased in local and through the Internet.

Inaugurated in 1931, the image of Christ the Redeemer is considered the largest statue in décoda style art world. Visible from many parts of the city and made of soapstone, is 30 meters high, 28 meters end to end and weighs 1,145 tons.

Photo by Eloisa.

Photo by Eloisa.

Sugar Loaf

The thrill of the ride to Sugar Loaf begins well before reaching the top of the hill, 400 meters above sea level. The adventure begins with a trip by cable car, a glass lift which provides details and unique angles of perfect geography Rio. The first stop is made at Morro da Urca, at 220 meters. From there, may be seen from the Guanabara Bay and the Botafogo Bay. In the second and last stop, the panoramic view presents, besides the bay, much of the South Zone edge and Niterói. In summer, it is worth climbing the Sugar Loaf in the day to enjoy the setting of the sun or at night to see the city lights and chime in Cariocas Nights – shows with great names of Brazilian music.

Photo by Eloisa.
 Photo by Eloisa.

Stay tuned, tomorrow part two will be published.