Registration was successful!
Please follow the link from the email sent to

Rio's Christ the Redeemer statue turns 80

Subscribe
Christ the Redeemer, a giant statue ranked among the New Seven Wonders of the World, was unveiled in a solemn ceremony on Oct. 12, 1931. It has now become a symbol of Rio de Janeiro and all of Brazil.

Christ the Redeemer, a giant statue ranked among the New Seven Wonders of the World, was unveiled in a solemn ceremony on Oct. 12, 1931. It has now become a symbol of Rio de Janeiro and all of Brazil.

© RIA Novosti . Alexandr KrasnovChrist the Redeemer, a giant statue ranked among the New Seven Wonders of the World, was unveiled in a solemn ceremony on Oct. 12, 1931. It has now become a symbol of Rio de Janeiro and all of Brazil.
Rio's Christ the Redeemer statue turns 80 - Sputnik International
1/9
Christ the Redeemer, a giant statue ranked among the New Seven Wonders of the World, was unveiled in a solemn ceremony on Oct. 12, 1931. It has now become a symbol of Rio de Janeiro and all of Brazil.
© RIA Novosti . Alexandr KrasnovThe statue stands 38 meters tall, including an eight-meter pedestal. It weighs 1,145 metric tons, with open arms that are 30 meters long.
Rio's Christ the Redeemer statue turns 80 - Sputnik International
2/9
The statue stands 38 meters tall, including an eight-meter pedestal. It weighs 1,145 metric tons, with open arms that are 30 meters long.
© Sputnik / Alexandr KrasnovChrist the Redeemer is one of the most popular monuments in the world.
Rio's Christ the Redeemer statue turns 80 - Sputnik International
3/9
Christ the Redeemer is one of the most popular monuments in the world.
© RIA Novosti . Alexandr KrasnovAt least 1.8 million tourists ascend to the foot of the statue annually.
Rio's Christ the Redeemer statue turns 80 - Sputnik International
4/9
At least 1.8 million tourists ascend to the foot of the statue annually.
© RIA Novosti Alexandr KrasnovGorgeous views open up before you. The views of the city, the peak of Sugarloaf Mountain and the Copacabana and Ipanema beaches are truly unbeatable.
Rio's Christ the Redeemer statue turns 80 - Sputnik International
5/9
Gorgeous views open up before you. The views of the city, the peak of Sugarloaf Mountain and the Copacabana and Ipanema beaches are truly unbeatable.
© RIA Novosti . Alexandr KrasnovThe statue can be reached by a miniature red train running uphill along Brazil’s first electrified railway. The other way to reach the top is to drive across the Tijuca Forest National Park. Photo: The Tijuca tropical forest and Corcovado Mountain with the monument on top.
Rio's Christ the Redeemer statue turns 80 - Sputnik International
6/9
The statue can be reached by a miniature red train running uphill along Brazil’s first electrified railway. The other way to reach the top is to drive across the Tijuca Forest National Park. Photo: The Tijuca tropical forest and Corcovado Mountain with the monument on top.
© RIA Novosti . Alexandr KrasnovTijuca is the world’s largest urban park.
Rio's Christ the Redeemer statue turns 80 - Sputnik International
7/9
Tijuca is the world’s largest urban park.
© RIA Novosti . Alexandr KrasnovThe statue was initially designed by artist Carlos Oswald. He proposed portraying Jesus Christ with his arms open in blessing. This also makes the monument look like a giant crucifix from a distance. The design was finalized by local engineer Heitor da Silva Costa. It took nine years to construct and was finally finished in 1931.
Rio's Christ the Redeemer statue turns 80 - Sputnik International
8/9
The statue was initially designed by artist Carlos Oswald. He proposed portraying Jesus Christ with his arms open in blessing. This also makes the monument look like a giant crucifix from a distance. The design was finalized by local engineer Heitor da Silva Costa. It took nine years to construct and was finally finished in 1931.
© RIA Novosti . Alexandr KrasnovIn 2007, the Christ the Redeemer Statue was selected as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.
Rio's Christ the Redeemer statue turns 80 - Sputnik International
9/9
In 2007, the Christ the Redeemer Statue was selected as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.
Newsfeed
0
To participate in the discussion
log in or register
loader
Chats
Заголовок открываемого материала