2. Cristo Redentor (Statue of Christ the Redeemer)
Perhaps the single most beautiful monument ever visited, not so much for the statue but for the entire context surrounding it. The Christ who, with his huge arm embraces and welcomes you in what Brazilians call the “Cidade Meravilhosa” is something special, but the landscape that opens up before your eyes is even more amazing and difficult to describe in words. Some places at least once in their life need to be seen and experienced; the Christ the Redeemer is certainly one of those.
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