Christ the Redeemer - Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member The Snowdog
S 22° 57.117 W 043° 12.627
23K E 683481 N 7460681
Quick Description: This imposing Art Deco statue of Christ the Redeemer atop Corcovado Mountain overlooks Guanabara Bay - in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date Posted: 9/28/2022 5:21:49 PM
Waymark Code: WM16RY6
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache
Views: 1

Long Description:
Christ the Redeemer is an Art Deco statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, created by French sculptor Paul Landowski and built by Brazilian engineer Heitor da Silva Costa, in collaboration with French engineer Albert Caquot. Romanian sculptor Gheorghe Leonida fashioned the face. Constructed between 1922 and 1931, the statue is 30 meters high, excluding its 8-meter pedestal. The statue is one of the top tourist attractions in Rio de Janeiro, and one of the most visited places in Brazil; there is always a large crowd here. There is a fee to access to the statue. Furthermore, you can only get here by cog train or van, at an additional cost.
Style: Art Deco

Structure Type: Religious

Architect: Paul Landowski and Heitor da Silva Costa

Date Built: 1931

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