Christ Redeemer: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • This statue of Jesus stands some 38 meters tall, atop the Corcovado mountain overlooking Rio de Janeiro.
  • Designed by Brazilian Heitor da Silva Costa and created by French sculptor Paul Landowski, it is one of the world’s best-known monuments.
  • The statue took five years to construct and was inaugurated on October 12, 1931.
  • It has become a symbol of the city and of the warmth of the Brazilian people, who receive visitors with open arms.