Monuments and memorials in Maratea

Christ the Redeemer (statue)

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Christ the Redeemer (Portuguese: Cristo Redentor), is a statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. From 1931 until 2011 it was the largest Art Deco statue in the world. It is 30 metres (98 ft) tall. It sits on a 8 metres (26 ft) pedestal on the peak of the 700-metre (2,300 ft) tall Corcovado mountain. The statue overlooks the city.

History

The first electric railway in Brazil was built in the late 1800s. At that time people would go to the top of the Corcovado Mountain to enjoy the panoramic view of the city below. Construction started in 1926 and took five years. During that time workers balanced themselves on scaffolds with no safety equipment. It was risky work but during the entire construction period, no workers were killed. Many regarded that as a miracle. The statue was finished in 1931. It was built to the 100 year anniversary of Brazil's independence from Portugal. The statue was built in France by the sculptor Paul Landowski. He never came to Rio to see the sculpture in place.

21st century

The statue underwent a $4 million in 2010. Since then it has been d by lightning at least two times. Repairs in 2014 added more lightning rods to prevent future damage from lightning.

The statue is maintained by the Archdiocese of Rio de Janeiro.

Related pages

  • Cristo Redentore, Christ the Redeemer of Maratea, Italy
  • Christ of the Ozarks in Arkansas, United States: a 20 metre high statue inspired by Christ the Redeemer
  • Christ of Havana in Havana, Cuba: a 20 metre high statue inspired by Christ the Redeemer

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Арсений Дунаевский
Simply amazing. Wonderful view.
Cristian Grosso
14 February 2013
Anche Maratea (PZ) ha il suo Cristo, ma lo scenario paesaggistico è a dir poco "divino". Godetevelo nei momenti dell'anno meno caotici, evitate l'estate se non potete farne a meno. La natura premia ;)
Angelica
10 July 2017
Vale la pena una visita per ammirare un panorama mozzafiato! Il parcheggio costa €5, che siano 10 min o 1 ora. Poi scatta 3€ ogni mezz'ora. Eccessivo! La navetta 1€ a testa, salita e discesa.
marco petrarca
1 April 2013
Per ammirare il Cristo bisogna lasciare la macchina in un parcheggio comunale e proseguire con una navetta (4€ x auto) x la statua ed il panorama offerto ne vale la pena!
Claudio Massa
20 August 2012
Meraviglioso posto. La vista da quassù è splendida. Non ha nulla da invidiare a quello più famoso di Rio. Unica pecca, 4€ per il parcheggio e navetta mi sembra alquanto un furto!
Angela Teresa Rispoli
22 December 2014
um caminho deslumbrante nos traz ate aqui ao alto!Vistas maravilhosas e inesqueciveis!!!!!!!!
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