10 things we bet you don't know about Christ the Redeemer- statue!
Dailybhaskar.com | Aug 07, 2013, 16:44PM IST
Christ the Redeemer, statue is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. This statue stands tall, towering over Corcovado mountain and emancipates enigma and solace.
A lot of Bollywood movies have been shot at the location. It is one of the most favored tourists’ destinations in the world.
It is the world’s largest statue. It is located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. We bring to you some of the most interesting facts about the statue.
Read on to find out more.
-This statue was built in the 1931. Construction started in 1922 and was completed in 1931. It took a span of nine years to complete it.
-The cost of the monument was $250,000.
-This statue is one of the biggest statues in the world.
-It is made of reinforced concrete and soapstone.
-It takes about 220 steps to see the statue up close.
-The statue stands 38 metres tall and weighs 700 short tons (635 tonnes)
-It is located at Corcovado Mountain in the Tijuca Forest National Park overlooking the city.
-The left arm points to the Rio de Janeiro's north zone, the right to the south zone, while the saintly
perch offers spectacular views of Ipanema, the Maracana soccer stadium and the Serra do
Órgãos mountain range.
-The original design for this statue was made by a man named Oswald. He had designed it to
have a globe in one, and standing over a pedestal symbolizing the world. This design was not
-Then, the idea of having the statue with wide open arms was made by Heitor da Silva Costa. The
idea was further created into form by French sculptor Paul Landowski.