1. CHRIST THE REDEEMER
The most well known of Brazil's religious sites, the statue of Christ the Redeemer, completed in 1931, stands 98 feet tall with outstretched arms that measure 92 feet. The monument was voted one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in 2007. The statue stands atop Corcovado peak and boasts incredible views of Rio de Janeiro. At the statue's base sits a chapel, dedicated in 2006 to Our Lady of Aparecida (the patron saint of Brazil). Travelers can take a train, cab, or van up to the base of the statue.