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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 2010 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) Corcovado mountain. The statue overlooks the city. It was finished in 1931 after 9 years of work.[1]


  1. Religions of the World: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Beliefs and Practices eds. J. Gordon Melton; Martin Baumann (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2010), p. 2725