Christ the Redeemer (Portuguese: Cristo Redentor) is a statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is considered an icon of Christianity in Brazil and is one of the most famous tourist attractions in the country.
The statue stands at 98 feet tall and is located at the top of Corcovado Mountain, which offers panoramic views of the city of Rio de Janeiro. It was designed by the French sculptor Paul Landowski and built by the Brazilian engineer Heitor da Silva Costa.
Construction of the statue began in 1922 and was completed in 1931. It is made of reinforced concrete and soapstone and stands on a pedestal of 26 feet tall.
The statue has become a symbol of Rio de Janeiro and of Brazil and it is one of the most visited tourist attractions in the city. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the statue can be reached by a train or by van. At the base of the statue, there is a chapel where visitors can light candles and leave messages.
Christ the Redeemer statue is considered one of the new Seven Wonders of the World and an expression of the Brazilian people's faith in God. It is also a symbol of peace and love, and it welcomes visitors from all over the world.