‘Christ the Redeemer’ statue

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In the article on Rio de Janeiro in the May ’04 issue, there is an error on page 110 where the author is describing the trip to Corcovado Mountain.

She states that to reach the “Christ the Redeemer” statue viewing platform, one must walk up 225 steps. This was once the case, and it is still described so in most travel books, but about two years ago an elevator was installed making the ascent to the upper level much more accessible.

We almost did not go to the statue after reading this information in tour books, but our travel agent told us this was not the case, and so on our visit in February ’04 we made the trip and were glad we had. I thought that others should know this when planning a trip to beautiful Rio de Janeiro.

Ruth ANGEVINE
Walnut Creek, CA

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In the article on Rio de Janeiro in the May ’04 issue, there is an error on page 110 where the author is describing the trip to Corcovado Mountain.

She states that to reach the “Christ the Redeemer” statue viewing platform, one must walk up 225 steps. This was once the case, and it is still described so in most travel books, but about two years ago an elevator was installed making the ascent to the upper level much more accessible.

We almost did not go to the statue after reading this information in tour books, but our travel agent told us this was not the case, and so on our visit in February ’04 we made the trip and were glad we had. I thought that others should know this when planning a trip to beautiful Rio de Janeiro.

Ruth ANGEVINE
Walnut Creek, CA