Statue of Christ the Redeemer
|Christ the Redeemer on top of Corcovado Mountain|
|Centre of Attraction|
Statue - Christ The Redeemer
|Location||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Nearest Airport||Rio de Janeiro - Galeao Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport|
The Christ the Redeemer Statue is located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and is one of the world's best known and most visited monuments. The statue represents Jesus standing over the city of Rio, with arms outstretched, welcoming people from near and far.
The entire monument of Christ the Redeemer measures 38 meters high, with the statue accounting for 30 meters of this. The span of his arms from fingertip to fingertip is 28 meters. A small chapel is housed in the base of the monument, which can fit about 150 people. As a vantage point, the Christ the Redeemer statue offers superb views of downtown Rio de Janeiro, the bay, Sugarloaf Mountain, Copacabana and Ipanema Beaches.
The Christ the Redeemer statue was inaugurated on the day of Our Lady of Aparecida, October 12, 1931, by then President of Brazil, Getulio Vargas and cardinal Dom Sebastiao Leme.
The original design of statue of Christ the Redeemer Brazil was created 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. The statue was constructed from 1926 to 1931, with funds raised from donations.
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Last Updated On : April 10, 2013