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Christ the Redeemer or Cristo Redentor
Christ the Redeemer is a statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; and was considered the largest Art Deco statue in the world from 1931 until 2010 when it was topped by the Christ the King statue in Poland.Address: Parque Nacional da Tijuca Alto da Boa Vista, Rio de Janeiro RJ, Brazil Christ the Redeemer, or Cristo Redentor in Portuguese, is a larger-than-life statue of Jesus Christ with his arms outstretched, a symbol of peace that stands almost 40 meters high. The statue is perched above Rio de Janeiro, on the 700-meter high Corcovado mountain. It offers spectacular views of downtown Rio de Janeiro, the bay, Sugarloaf Mountain, Copacabana beach, and Ipanema Beach.The statue of Jesus with his open arms seems to welcome the visitors. The space between his arms from fingertip to fingertip is 28 meters. There is a small chapel located in the base of the statue. The chapel has the capacity to accommodate around 150 people.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 Brazilian architect and the engineer in charge of the construction, named Heitor da Silva Costa is accredited for the original design of the monument. The French sculptor Paul Landowski helped him in building the statue. Made of concrete and soapstone, the statue has required.major maintenance after being struck by lightning and being defaced in recent history. As part of renovations to the site, elevators have been built so visitors can access the statue without climbing up the 220 steps.


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