Cristo Redentor

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Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer).

 

The statue is 40m (130ft) tall.

 

Constructed between 1922 and 1931, it is considered the largest Art Deco statue in the world.

 

It has an arm-span of 30m (98ft).

 

It is made of reinforced concrete and soapstone.

 

It weighs 635 tons.

 

In 2007 it was voted one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.

 

Cristo Redentor sits atop the Corcovado mountain. 'Corcovado' means hunchback.

 

The Cristo is visible from many parts of Rio - here you see it from the helipad in Tijuca Forest.

 

This was taken from across the bay in Niteroi. You can see Cristo on the horizon to the left.

 

Again seen from Niteroi. The building in the foreground is the Niterói Contemporary Art Museum, designed by Oscar Niemeyer.

 

Seen from the grounds of Parque Lage - see the "Things To Do" section for more information.

 

Taken from Botafogo on a misty night.

 

On a clear day the views from the top are breathtaking.

 

If you go up to the Cristo at dusk you can catch some amazing views of the city at night.

 

The Lagoa at night.

 

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