Few people know that Christ the Redeemer, one of the seven new wonders of the world, is located in Rio’s Cosme Velho neighborhood.
The small train station that goes up to Corcovado is very close to CASA PATH OF CORCOVADO.
It is a charming and safe neighborhood, integrating the south zone – considered the best part of the city – and tourists have bus transportation available to several points of interest in Rio de Janeiro.
The name Cosme Velho comes from a Portuguese merchant who lived in the region many years ago. It was also here that Queen D. Maria of Portugal came to drink from the ferrous waters that claimed to have medicinal qualities. You can still see the Queen’s Beak very close to the station.
It is important to know that the neighborhood has always had a strong artistic vocation. Here lived writers such as Machado de Assis, Euclides da Cunha, Austragesilo de Athayde, Cecilia Meireles and also the famous painter Candido Portinari.