CHRIST THE SAVIOR



Sculpture of Christ the Saviour is located on Mount Corcovado (which translated from Portuguese means hump) near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Granite rocks are located at 709 m above sea level in the forest Tižuka, which is a national park and is visible from every part of the city. Height 38 m sculpture of which is 8 meters height of the foundation.

The idea of ​​building such a religious monument first appeared 1859th year. Suggested Sougia father Pedro Maria Bos and Princess Isabella. The idea was again taken into consideration the 1921st , when he approached the centenary of independence of this country, the idea was close to adoption. Author of the project is Eitor da Silva Costa, artist Carlos Oswald, author of the final design of monuments and French sculptor Paul Landovski, the perpetrator works. The structure of this sacred monument, according to the proposal of Engineers, made of reinforced concrete, which is much better suited for this type of steel. The works lasted five years.
Sculpture of Christ the Savior stands proudly above the outstretched arms of Rio de Janeiro and also expressed warm welcome to anyone who finds himself in this beautiful country.

Edited by: MPG71

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