Brazil, Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro

One of the New Seven Wonders of the World is the Christ Redeemer, symbol of the city of Rio de Janeiro. Known all over the world this iconic statue stands 38 meters high,and had its corner stone set in 1922 and its opening on October 12, 1931. Since May 2000, when it received new lighting, the monument and its accesses have been modernized. Another popular place is the so called Sugar Loaf (Pão de Açúcar). It is surrounded by vegetation characteristically tropical. The Brazilian mountain with the greatest number of climbing tracks (in 1997 there were 38), the Sugar Loaf is visited daily by hundreds of Brazilian and foreign climbers and ecologists.