Christ the Redeemer

Christ the Redeemer

Christ the Redeemer is a symbol of Brazilian Christianity. The statue has become an icon for Rio de Janeiro and Brazil.

The statue depicts Jesus Christ overlooking Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on the peak of the 2,300 foot Corcovado mountain in the Tijuca Forest National Park.

Christ the Redeemer is massive:

  • 98 feet tall, not including its 26 foot-high pedestal
  • arms stretch 92 feet wide
  • weighs 718,000 pounds
  • made of reinforced concrete and soapstone
  • constructed between 1922 and 1931

The statue was created by French sculptor Paul Landowski.

 

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