Christ The Redeemer

Christ the Redeemer is a colossal statue of Jesus Christ at the summit of Mount Corcovado, Rio de Janeiro, southeastern Brazil. It was completed in 1931 and stands 98 feet (30 metres) tall, its horizontally outstretched arms spanning 92 feet (28 metres).

The statue is the largest Art Deco-style sculpture in the world and is one of Rio de Janeiro’s most recognizable landmarks. It was created by French sculptor Paul Landowski and built by Brazilian engineer Heitor da Silva Costa, in collaboration with French engineer Albert Caquot.

It is listed as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, as voted by more than 100 million people in 2007.

There is a chapel at the base of the statue, so it is possible for couples to get married there. The chapel is named after Brazil’s patron saint, Our Lady of the Apparition.

Sources

https://www.britannica.com/topic/Christ-the-Redeemer

https://www.scienceforkidsclub.com/christ-the-redeemer.html

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s