Christ The Redeemer

The statue of Christ the Redeemer was erected on the top of Mount Corcovado.

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Corcovado (Portuguese for hunchback) is a 710 m high granite mountain located in the southwest of Rio de Janeiro. The mountain was initially called the Mount of Temptation. From its top (where the monument is located) there is a panoramic view of Rio de Janeiro, including the bay of Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas, the beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema, and the extensive shantytowns in the city, the so-called favelas.