Corcovado Mountain rises up 2,300 feet (710 meters) in the Tijuaca Forest in central Rio, best known for the 125-foot (28-meter) statue of Christ the Redeemer at its granite peak. Accessible by the Corcovado Rack Railway, van service from a car park or a challenging hike, the viewing platform is often crowded, receiving over 300,000 a year. Waits can be lengthy at for the railway, and sunny days are recommended for best views.
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