Christ the Redeemer
Christ the Redeemer (Portuguese: Cristo Redentor) is a statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The statue stands 38 metres (120 ft) tall. It weighs 635 tonnes (700 short tons), and is located at the peak of the 700 metres (2,300 ft) Corcovado mountain in the Tijuca Forest National Park overlooking the city. It is the tallest of its kind in the world. The statue of Cristo de la Concordia in Cochabamba, Bolivia is the second tallest, standing at 33 metres (110 ft) tall. It is made of reinforced concrete and soapstone.
A symbol of Christianity, the statue has become an icon of Rio and Brazil.