Statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Christ the Redeemer, is a statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The statue’s features are  30 metres (98 feet tall), weight 700 tons. It is located at the peak of the 700 m (2,296 ft) Corcovado mountain in the Tijuca Forest National Park overlooking the city. The tallest of its kind in the world.

A symbol of Christianity, the statue has become an icon of Rio and Brazil. When the decision to make such a statue was made. several designs were considered like  a representation of the Christian cross, a statue of Jesus with a globe in his hands, and a pedestal symbolizing the world. But The statue of Christ the Redeemer with open arms was finally decided.

As of 7 July 2007, Christ the Redeemer was named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in a list compiled by the Swiss-based The New Open World Corporation.

The statue was struck by lightning during a violent electrical storm on Sunday, February 10, 2008. (7th thumbnail in the above gallery). The storm caused havoc in Rio, felling trees in several neighbourhoods, but the statue was left unscathed.

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32 thoughts on “Statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil”

  1. Hi Dennis,

    Nice to hear that from you. Happy to know that you like this post about Christ The Redeemer. Thanks a lot. Take time to see the related posts also. GBU.

  2. Greetings!

    Your information says that Christ The Redeemer of Rio de Janeiro is “the tallest of its kind in the world”.

    NOT SO. “El Cristo de la Concordia” in Cochabamba, Bolivia is the tallest statue of Christ. The statue itself measures 34.20 Meters (4.20 Mts. taller than Christ the Redeemer). Building was finished in 1994, much more recently than the one in Rio, that probably is the reason it is not well known yet.

    I have pictures to share with you, if you give me an e-mail address where to send them.


  3. I’m interested to know…who put up the Statue of Jesus..when and how thanks if anyone answer

  4. hi Georgy,
    thank u for the info about this statue…. i heard about this in ASTRO programe a few months ago… it is amazing..

  5. Thanks for sharing this.. Seeing the statue of Christ the Redeemer is one of my biggest dreams. Someday I will go visit it. Love your shots of Christ.

  6. Wow! I this statue of our Blessed Lord is indeed tall. 98 feet? Cool. I am happy the next World Youth Day would be in Brazil.

  7. My Social worker friend from India namely Mr.Raja Rao Dokuburra is arriving to Rio De Janeiro in November 8th to 10th to participate in the world Micro Insurance Conference from India on behalf of his Non Profit Socio Economic Rural Development Society.He can not afford Star Hotels.He is looking for any dormitory place in any catholic center, pastoral center, Salvation army guest house etc. Is there any suggestions please email me at

  8. vet du hur stort huvudet är? omkrets typ :)

    Swedish – detected to English translation>>

    Do you know how big the head is? perimeter type:)

  9. The picture of Christ the Redeemer is really beautiful, can’t wait to actually visit Rio, must be really beautiful as well:)

    So what other history is there about the statue?
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  10. The statue of Christ the Redeemer is truly fasinating indeed! I really love the pictures and video of it! Am praying that I get to go on my mission fields journey and see this most impressive ” world-wonder” for myself! Also, I would love to see Brazil,as well as India and spread the gospel of Jesus Christ to all the people there! God’s blessings be upon all who read this,and the ones who are lost in darkness,I pray for them to “come to Jesus” while there’s still time,because tomorrow may be too late! God be with you all!!!

  11. I loved this it helped my social sudies paper but I wish you would have put the artist and about him to but i really appreciate the pictures and what is written thanks

  12. we like the redeemer of man kind in him every one can find restand fullness of life JOHN 10:10

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  15. Hello, friend. I just sent you an e-mail with some brautiful pictures of the statue at a very rare moment when the clouds are just at the feet of Jesus. Enjoy them!

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