Christ the Redeemer of Rio de Janeiro

The Christ the Redeemer statue is the symbol of Rio de Janeiro and one of the most recognizable monuments in the world. Located 709 meters above sea level, it is located at the top of the Corcovado hill and measures 30 meters. A spectacular place that is a must if you are in the Brazilian city, not only for the monument itself but also for the views it offers of the city.

It took five years to build it, and this year marks the 80th anniversary of its inauguration. To celebrate such an important day, the Catholic Church of Rio de Janeiro has modernized its lighting system and for a couple of months it has had LED technology, which will make Christ the Redeemer shine with its own light thanks to its 300 projectors that will allow it save 80% energy.

For its construction, more than 1,000 tons of reinforced concrete were used and despite the multiple work accidents in the works that existed at the time, no worker died. The statue, imposing and with open arms, seems to welcome and welcome anyone who approaches it. Christ the Redeemer is not only the symbol of Rio de Janeiro, but all Brazilians consider it their most important monument and the one that most represents them throughout the world.

The Christ the Redeemer, also called Christ of Corcovado because of the hill where it is located, is one of the 7 wonders of the modern world , accompanied in such honor by the Great Wall of China, the Ruins of Petra, the Machu Picchu, Chichen Itzá, the Coliseum. from Rome and the Taj Mahal. All of them spectacular places that anyone can recognize from anywhere in the world, as well as wanting to travel there to see such wonders in situ.