The statue of Christ The Redeemer, built in 1931, located at the top of Corcovado Hill, is the world wide known symbol of Brazil and Rio de Janeiro. The Statue of Christ stands 30 meters high (100 feet), covered in a mosaic of soapstone. The best way to get there is by the Corcovado train. The Corcovado Railway was the first eletricfied Brazilian railroad. Inaugurated in October 9th, 1884, it’s even older than the monument of Christ. Besides, it was this same train that carried for a period of four years the parts of the statue to be mounted at the top of the hill.