Christ the Redeemer the statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil [34 Pics]

Jesus statue in Rio among clouds

Jesus Christ statue (the Redeemer) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, among clouds
Photo credit: Iko/braziltravelpictures

Introduction

Christ the Redeemer (Portuguese: Cristo Redentor) is a statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; considered the second largest Art Deco statue in the world. It is 39.6 metres (130 ft) tall, including its 9.5 metres (31 ft) pedestal, and 30 metres (98 ft) wide. It weighs 635 tonnes (625 long,700 short tons), and is located at the peak of the 700-metre (2,300 ft) Corcovado mountain in the Tijuca Forest National Park overlooking the city. A symbol of Christianity, the statue has become an icon of Rio and Brazil. It is made of reinforced concrete and soapstone, and was constructed between 1922 and 1931.

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Cristo Redentor - Corcovado - Rio de Janeiro

Cristo Redentor – Corcovado – Rio de Janeiro
Photo Credit: ℬacco ℳorsica le ℳele

Landmarks of Niteroí

Landmarks of Niteroí
The fabulous architecture by Oscar Niemeyer, in Niteroí, RJ, Brasil, with the Redeemer Christ. Photo credit:
Kaushal Karkhanis

Christ the Redeemer statue view from the Lagoon at night

Christ the Redeemer statue view from the Lagoon at night. Rio de Janeiro.
Photo Credit: Marlon Dutra

Corcovado from the airplane

Corcovado from the airplane
As we were coming in to land at Santos Dumont airport in Rio de Janeiro, we flew by Corcovado which is dominated by the famous statue of Christ overlooking the city. I had a good view of it from my window although the sun angle was not at its best to take a photograph. I took it anyway, and with some of the fancy software available today I was able to make some adjustments and turn it into a semi-acceptable shot. It presents the popular landmark from an unusual perspective not often seen except in postcards. Photo Credit: Yvon from Ottawa

Christ the Redeemer with Rio de Janeiro backdrop

Christ the Redeemer with Rio de Janeiro backdrop
Photo Credit: Kaushal Karkhanis

Cristo Redentor

Cristo Redentor
Photo Credit: Kaushal Karkhanis

The magnificent Cristo Redentor at sunset. View from Pão de Açucar

The magnificent Cristo Redentor at sunset. View from Pão de Açucar
Photo Credit: Kaushal Karkhanis

Rio de Janeiro - Jesus statue

 

Rio de Janeiro – Jesus statue
Photo Credit: whereohwhere/braziltravelpictures

Christ the Redeemer and the moon

 

Christ the Redeemer and the moon

Escalator to Jesus statue

 

Escalator to Jesus statue
Photo Credit: Christopher Rose

Christ the Redeemer

 

Christ the Redeemer
Photo Credit: Christopher Rose

Statue of Christ Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro. Photo taken by helicopter tour.

 

Statue of Christ Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro. Photo taken by helicopter tour.
Photo Credit: Luís Condessa

Looking out from the base of Cristo Redentor

 

Looking out from the base of Cristo Redentor
The base of the Cristo Redentor statue, with Guanabara Bay and Pão de Açúcar (Sugarloaf Mountain) in the background. Photo Credit: Phillie Casablanca

The Cristo Redentor statue, on Corcovado

 

Between the pillars in the Church of Nativity, BethlehemThe Cristo Redentor statue, on Corcovado (“Hunchback”) mountain, Rio de Janeiro.
Photo credit: Phillie Casablanca

Blazing Sunset, Rio De Janeiro

 

Blazing Sunset, Rio De Janeiro
Photo Credit: Skellig2008

Cristo Redentor

 

Cristo Redentor
Photo credit: Braziltravelpictures

Rio de Janeiro Sunset

 

Rio de Janeiro Sunset
Photo Credit: brazintravelpictures

Boat with Rio in background

 

Boat with Rio in background
Photo Credit: braziltravelpictures

Cristo Redentor among clouds

 

Cristo Redentor among clouds
Photo Credit: braziltravelpictures

Looking up on Christ the Redeemer

 

Looking up on Christ the Redeemer
Photo Credit:braziltravelpictures

Cristo Redentor backlit in the afternoon from the Tail

Cristo Redentor backlit in the afternoon from the Tail
Photo Credit: kenjiys

Cristo Redentor, a typical day, a beautiful moment

Cristo Redentor, a typical day, a beautiful moment
Phoot Credit: kenjiys

The very first sunset of 2009, overlooking Rio de Janeiro city

The very first sunset of 2009, overlooking Rio de Janeiro city
Photo Credit: Kaushal Karkhanis

Corcovado at night, and some beautiful clouds over it

Corcovado at night, and some beautiful clouds over it.
Photo Credit: Julio Aguiar

Christ the Redeemer on box

Christ the Redeemer on box
Photo Credit: Kaushal Karkhanis

Christ the Redeemer

Christ the Redeemer
Photo Credit: Fernando Meyer

Christ the Redeemer silhouette

Christ the Redeemer silhouette
Photo Credit: braziltravelphotos

View of Cristo Redentor from helicopter tour of Corcovado and Sugar Loaf

View of Cristo Redentor from helicopter tour of Corcovado and Sugar Loaf.
Photo Credit: Luís Condessa

Rio Sunset- View from Pão de Açucar

Rio Sunset- View from Pão de Açucar
Photo Credit: Kaushal Karkhanis

Christ the Redeemer

Christ the Redeemer
Photo Credit: braziltravelphotos

Jesus Christ and Bird

Jesus Christ and Bird
Photo Credit: braziltravelphotos

Cristo Redentor statue on top of Corcovado, a mountain towering over Rio de Janeiro

Cristo Redentor statue on top of Corcovado, a mountain towering over Rio de Janeiro.
In the background the Ipanema and Leblon beaches separate the lagoon from the Atlantic Ocean. Photo Credit: wikicommons/Klaus with K

Christ the Redeemer the statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Christ the Redeemer the statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
On 7 July 2007, in Lisbon, 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. Photo Credit: nicholasbittencourt

6 Comments

  1. A really beautiful sight. Looking from the Christ statue you can see sooooo much of beautiful Rio de Janeiro. It really is one of the most beautiful views and cities. And, you can see the Christ statue from many locations around Rio. It is such a focal point.

  2. guarding Brazilian Democracy even against the creeping corpocracy from the U.S.! Symbol of right and wrong! Shining preserver for all humanity. Represents principles proven down the ages. his teachings not to be ignored, cast into doubt as in the U.S.A. and its evil corporate designs on the world.

  3. All I can say sooo Beautiful, For God gave his son Because that’s how much he loves us, he strechted out his
    hand & said I love you this much ,GOD BLESS THE WORLD from Yarrabah

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