Statue Of Christ The Redeemer – A symbol of Christianity and an icon of Rio and Brazil
Name: Statue Of Christ The Redeemer – considered the largest Art Deco statue in the world and the world’s 5th largest statue of Jesus Christ
City, Country: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Nearest Airport: Rio de Janeiro – Galeao Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport
Length: 30 meters (98 ft.)
Weight: 635 tonnes
A World Wonder: On July 7, 2007, in Lisbon (Estádio da Luz), Christ the Redeemer was named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in a list compiled by the Swiss-based The New Open World Corporation.
The statue of Christ, the Redeemer is the main symbol of Rio de Janeiro. The immense Jesus statue is over 70 years old and the view from the Corcovado mountain 710m (2,329 ft.) is one of the most beautiful views on the planet. The span from finger tip to fingertip is 28m and there is a small chapel housed in the base (for 150 people). As a vantage point it offers superb views of downtown Rio de Janeiro, the bay, Sugarloaf Mountain and Copacabana and Ipanema Beaches.
You can take a comfortable elevator if your feet don’t fancy the 220 steps that lead up to the Statue of Christ the Redeemer. The Corcovado mountain is situated on the Carioca Mountain Range and constitutes part of the Tijuca National Park. Statue of Christ the Redeemer Brazil is certainly one of the world’s best known and most visited monuments.
The statue of Christ the Redeemer represents Jesus standing with outstretched, welcoming arms and is one of the most famous symbols of this lively city.
The monument of statue of Christ the Redeemer was inaugurated on the day of Our Lady of Aparecida, 12 Oct 1931 by then President of Brazil, Getulio Vargas and cardinal Dom Sebastiao Leme. The original design of statue of Christ the Redeemer Brazil was done by a Brazilian, named Heitor da Silva Costa. He was also the engineer in charge of the construction. He shared the project with French sculptor Paul Landowski. It was built from 1926 to 1931, with funds raised from donations.
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