Fun Fact 2 The huge statue of Christ is located at the peak of the
Corcovado Mountain in the Tijuca Forest National Park. The peak of the
mountain is 700 metres high.
Fun Fact 3: Between the years 1931 - 2010, Christ the Redeemer was
considered the World's biggest Art Deco statue.
Fun Fact 4: The statue was nominated as one of the New Seven Wonders of
the World during the year 2007. It has world wide fame and is regarded
as manmade marvel.
Fun Fact 5: The religious statue of Christ the Redeemer is a huge
tourist attraction in Brazil where many people visit to pray and worship
Fun Fact 6: The height of the Christ the Redeemer statue is
approximately 38 meters tall including its pedestal.
Fun Fact 7: The open arms of the statue are one of the most striking
features. The width of the out stretched arms is approximately 28
Fun Fact 8: The idea of constructing a huge religious monument on top of
the Corcovado mountain was suggested by a Catholic priest in the mid
19th Century. The priest was called Pedro Maria Boss.
Fun Fact 9: In 1921, the Archdiocese of Rio de Janeiro began raising
funds for the construction of the statue. It took approximately one year
to raise enough money and construction started almost straight away. The
Catholics of Brazil were particularly enthusiastic about raising money
toward the statue's construction.
Fun Fact 10: Many design ideas were suggested for the statue including a
cross and a statue holding a globe.
Fun Fact 11: The design which was eventually chosen came from a
Brazilian engineer named Heitor da Silva Costa. The statue was
sculptured by a French sculptor called Paul Landowski.
Fun Fact 12: The Christ the Redeemer statue depicts Jesus Christ holding
his arms wide open. The statue is so big that it is visible across the
city. It symbolizes welcome, faith and acceptance.
Fun Fact 13: The famous statue of Christ the Redeemer is recognized
across the world. It has featured in many movies, documentaries and
Fun Fact 14: In Brazil, the statue of Christ the Redeemer is known as
Fun Fact 15: As the statue is located so high off the ground, it was
imperative that is should be protected from all kinds of weather
conditions and storms. Therefore, it was constructed by using reinfoced
concrete covered with limestone.