The statue of the Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is one of the most popular tourist attraction in the world. It was created by French sculptor, Paul Landowski, along with local Brazilian engineer Heitor de Silva Costa among others. The construction began in 1922 and was inaugurated in 1931.
It stands 98 feet high not including the 26 feet pedestal it stands on. The arms of Christ stretches 92 feet wide. The famous statue overlooks from the mountaintop of Corcovado thus providing amazing view of the city. It’s actually not too difficult to reach the famous statue given that you can either take a cab or a train and ride it up the mountain. The perfect time to drop by would be early morning or late afternoon when tourists are fewer than usual and temperatures are cooler.
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