Discover the new modern wonders of the world.
Standing atop the 2,300ft-high Corcovado mountain, overlooking the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the statue of Christ The Redeemer, or Cristo Redentor in Portuguese, is one of the South American country's most iconic landmarks.
The statue, depicting Jesus Christ and used as a symbol of Brazilian Christianity, was the largest Art Deco statue in the world when it was completed in 1931, a record which stood until 2010 when it was beaten by the Christ the King statue in Poland.
The statue itself is 98ft tall, and it stands atop a 26ft pedestal. Its arms reach 92 ft wide and the statue, made out of reinforced concrete and soapstone, weighs 635 tonnes.
Avoid the crowds and travel in style to this new modern wonder of the world.
Devised for people who appreciate the highest standards, our charming English speaking driver and guide will collect you from your hotel in one of our luxury vehicles and take you on a private tour of the Christ the Redeemer monument.
We specialise in unique experiences and will happily tailor make your trip to be a truly 'once in a lifetime' experience.
New7Wonders of the World (2000–2007) was an initiative started in 2000 as a Millennium project to choose Wonders of the World from a selection of 200 existing monuments. The popularity poll was led by Canadian-Swiss Bernard Weber and organized by the New7Wonders Foundation based in Zurich, Switzerland, with winners announced on 7 July 2007 in Lisbon.
The winners were The Colosseum - Rome, Petra - Jordan, Pyramids of Giza - Egypt, Taj Mahal - India, The Great Wall of China - China, Chichen Itza - Mexico, Machu Picchu - Peru and The Christ the Redeemer Statue - Brazil.
HAND-PICKED LUXURY HOTELS:
Belmond Copacabana Palace, Rio
This glamorous landmark is pre-eminent among the best hotels in Rio de Janeiro.
Since its Art Deco doors swung open in 1923, Belmond Copacabana Palace has been welcoming the rich and famous.
Superbly positioned overlooking Copacabana Beach, this is the best place to stay in Rio. Soak up the sun in the magnificent pool or join Brazil’s style setters at the Piano Bar. And don’t miss the hotel’s top restaurants, whether for great local dishes or fine Italian dining at the Hotel Cipriani Restaurant
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Please remember all our trips are interchangeable. Why not combine Brazlian Wonders with Peru Gastronomy?
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