Christ the Redeemer is a large statue of Christ overlooking the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from the top of Corcovado mountain. Single religious monument in its infancy, it has become over the years one of the emblems of the city recognized internationally, as well as Sugar Loaf, Copacabana Beach and the Rio carnival. It was created by French sculptor Paul Landowski, and built by the Brazilian engineer Heitor da Silva Costa in collaboration with the French engineer Albert Caquot.
Historical monument since 1973, the Christ of Corcovado is one of the busiest tourist spots in Rio with 600,000 visitors per year.
Established in the heart of the National Park of Tijuca Forest, at an altitude of 710 meters, the statue is 38 meters high (30 and 8 for Christ pedestal, which occupies an area of 100 m2). Its mass is 1145 tons, the approximate weight of the head is 30 tonnes and 8 tonnes each hand. Head measure 3.75 m, 3.20 m each hand, the width of the tunic is 8.50 m. The scale between the two hands is 28 meters.
These dimensions make it one of the largest statues of its kind in the world. Only Christ de la Concorde in Cochabamba, Bolivia, with 40.44 meters high (including the character and 34.20 to 6.24 pedestal), the statue of Christ the King in Świebodzin (52.5 m) and Christ of Vung Tau (32 m) are larger.
At the base of Christ the Redeemer is a chapel dedicated to Nossa Senhora Aparecida, where marriages and baptisms