Christ the Redeemer

Christ the Redeemer

Christ the Redeemer is a statue that is well known in Rio de Janeiro. This statue is the largest Art Deco piece in the world.

About Christ the Redeemer

Christ the Redeemer is a statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; considered the largest Art Deco statue in the world and the 5th largest statue of Jesus in the world. It is 39.6 metres (130_ft) tall, including its 9.5 metres (31_ft) pedestal, and 30 metres (98_ft) wide. It weighs 635 tonnes (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. A symbol of Brazilian Christianity, the statue has become an icon for Rio de Janeiro and Brazil. It is made of reinforced concrete and soapstone, and was constructed between 1922 and 1931. The ideas for erecting a large statue atop (Corcovado) was first suggested in the mid-1850s, when Catholic priest Pedro Maria Boss requested financing from Princess Isabel to build a large religious monument.

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