Corcovado


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Corcovado

1. a volcano in S Chile, in the Andes. Height: 2300 m (7546 ft.)
2. a mountain in SE Brazil, in SW Rio de Janeiro city, famous for a massive statue of Christ the Redeemer. Height: 704 m (2310 ft.)
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Religious statuary capping prominent knolls can be found in dozens of cities of the Americas, but none come close to combining the magical elements of spirituality and physical beauty that Corcovado boasts in abundance.
As part of the reduction in habitat fragmentation and improved coverage area connectivity (Osa Biological Corridor) between the Corcovado National Park, the ecosystems of the Golfo Dulce Forest Reserve and Piedras Blancas National Park, the project intended to assist in the reduction and mitigation of negative cultural practices in the community of Rancho Quemado, such as hunting, logging and mismanagement of waste and promote entrepreneurship through the development of community initiatives in agro-ecotourism.
By far its most famous landmark is the 130ft statue of Christ The Redeemer on Corcovado Mountain.
The 130ft statue is located at the peak of the 2,296ft Corcovado mountain.
1 The Statue of Christ the Redeemer, Rio, Brazil It stands some 38m tall on top of Corcovado Mountain overlooking Rio de Janeiro and is one of the world's best-known monuments.
Famed for its annual carnival, the Copacabana beach, Sugarloaf Mountain and Corcovado - a distinctive mountain hosting the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue - you can realise several tourist dreams in one fell swoop.
Traveling north, I arrive at the coastal town of Chaiten, capital of Palena Province, some four hours by ferry across the Gulf of Corcovado from Chiloe Island.
ARMS outstretched, there could be the suspicion of a twinkle in the eye of the Statue of Christ the Redeemer as he surveys his teeming city from the Corcovado.
A first cable car travels to Urca Hill, a vantage point some 215 metres high, from where views of Guanabara Bay and its islands, the Rio-Nitero Bridge and Corcovado Hill can be enjoyed.
TAKE the cable car up Sugar Loaf mountain (about pounds 5 return) and gaze across to the statue of Christ, perched high on Corcovado mountain, its arms outstretched in exasperation at this sensual, samba-loving city.
OK, so Rio de Janeiro does it to excess, as it does everything else, by having the famous Corcovado mountain and its statue of Christ the Redeemer on one side and the Sugar Loaf mountain on the other.