Christ the Redeemer (Statue)
Christ the Redeemer is an Art Deco statue ofJesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, created by French sculptor Paul Landowski and built by the Brazilian engineer Heitor da Silva Costa, in collaboration with the French engineer Albert Caquot. Romanian sculptor Gheorghe Leonida fashioned the face. The statue is 30 metres (98 ft) tall, not including its 8-metre (26 ft) pedestal, and its arms stretch 28 metres (92 ft) wide.
The statue weighs 635 metric tons (625 long, 700 short tons), and is located at the peak of the 700-metre (2,300 ft) Corcovado mountain in the Tijuca Forest National Park overlooking the city of Rio. A symbol of Christianity across the world, the statue has also become a cultural icon of both Rio de Janeiro and Brazil, and is listed as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. It is made of reinforced concrete and soapstone, and was constructed between 1922 and 1931.
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- Address: Parque Nacional da Tijuca – Alto da Boa Vista, Rio de Janeiro – RJ, Brazil
- Height: 38 m
- Construction started: 1922
- Hours: Open today · 8AM–7PM
- Locations: Brazil, Corcovado, Rio de Janeiro
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- Galadriel Gonzalez: Stunning statue and views. I recommend buying the tram ticket online to get the times you want, the early ones run out fast! There’s obviously tons of people trying to take the typical photo from the front so you’ll have to be a little patient to get a good shot, but other than directly in front of the statue it’s much more relaxed on the sides and the back where the shade is. Also, the views from the sides and coming up the steps are just as good as the one where everyone is trying to take a photo.
- nathan church: Amazing place, deservedly a wonder of the world. I recommend going early in the morning before the crowds flock to it. I took the minibus up there because of a lack of trains. Avoid getting the bus from the Copacabana as it will take hours. The Minibus ride can be a bit scary as it snakes up the mountain. Make sure you pack a book or something to do whilst waiting in the queues.