#6 – Christ the Redeemer

Christ the Redeemer, known as Cristo Redentor by locals, is the famous statue of Jesus Christ located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This symbol of Christianity is largely considered the most iconic fixture in all of Rio de Janeiro, and in all of Brazil as a whole. This is a bit newer than some of the other wonders on this list, as this Art Deco statue was officially completed in 1931. This statue was a collaborate effort by many, created by Paul Landowski, a Frenchman, and built by Heitor da Silva Costa Brazil. Christ the Redeemer is massive, standing 98 feet tall and standing atop a 26 foot pedestal. It seems even larger when you consider that it’s located at the peak of the Corcovado mountain, which overlooks Rio de Janeiro. This wonder is built out of reinforced concrete and soapstone, weighing a whopping 635 metric tons.

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