Christ The Redeemer

Accessibility at Christ the Redeemer Statue

One of the icons of the city, along with the Sugar Loaf Mountain, it is located at the top of Morro do Corcovado. It is one of the seven new wonders of the world and is about 30m high. The view from the top is beautiful, and millions of tourists visit the statue every year!

About 10 years ago an extensive renovation was carried out, which installed elevators, accessible toilets and escalators to reach the feet of the statue, making it very accessible. Don’t be afraid of the escalators, because trained employees will assist you. If you use a power wheelchair, you may have to transfer to a manual chair (provided by the administration), climb the escalators, and then transfer back to your wheelchair.

How to get there:

One of the options is to take the train that goes from Cosme Velho to the top of Morro do Corcovado. It is fully accessible and the beautiful journey through the forest takes about half an hour.

Another option is to use the accredited van that has a wheelchair lift. You can pick it up at the ticket office at the entrance of the Paineiras road. You’ll need a taxi to get there first.

Attention: taxis and private cars are not allowed to get to the base of Christ! They will, at most, go to the ticket office, where you can take the wheelchair accessible van.

Important tips:

Go on a sunny and clear sky day to enjoy the view. Try to get there early, especially on weekends and holidays as it gets quite crowded!

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