Despite the warning “no visibility at all” we decide to reach the summit where the Christ statue, Rio’s most known symbol. A funny thing is that we got there by train, a hyper modern train promoted as a tech jewel and ghost down, after the train broke (of course) walking with three Polish fearing imaginary robbers and feeling safe with Davide. By the way, visibility wasn’t the best maybe but still, interesting. We decide the view is what makes the experience because the statue isn’t one of the most beautiful or the biggest seen (see Cochabamba in Bolivia). While a big part of the fun is looking at how other tourists try to get the perfect pic with it. We saw people laying in the middle of the crowd, kids launched in the sky, someone getting on the handrails on the void, while security was screaming in fear.
Summing up, beautiful but not outstanding. In 2007, more than 100 million people voted it among the New Seven Wonders of the World together with Machu Picchu, Colosseum, the Great Wall, Chichén Itzá, Taj Mahal and Petra. We express our disagreement. Especially considering that among the excluded finalists were Athen Acropoli, Angkor, Alhambra and the Pyramids!

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