Christ the Redeemer – 7 facts about this beautiful postcard of Rio de Janeiro

– Christ the Redeemer – 7 facts about this beautiful postcard of Rio de January.

 When we think of Rio de Janeiro – the Marvelous City, we immediately think of two of the main postcards of the city, the Christ the Redeemer and Sugarloaf Mountain. But today in our BLOG we will quote some curiosities about Christ the Redeemer that you will love to know.

        1- Opened on October 12, 1931 and located in the National Park of Tijuca, in Rio de Janeiro. It has been considered a World Heritage Site since 2012 by UNESCO. Known                            throughout the world, a statue is 38 meters in height. height and is on top of Corcovado Mountain.

       2- Rio de Janeiro’s main postcard is the most visited tourist spot in the Brazil by about 1 million people a year. And it is considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World.

       3- In 1921, a competition was held to choose the best project in the monument and the big winner was Heitor da Silva Costa. the christ was built exclusively with Brazilian donations. for 10         years were collected money to enable the construction of the monument. The work cost approximately R$9.5 million, at current values ​​and if compared to another great work, the Statue of               Liberty, it was a work cheaper.

      4- 38 meters tall, 28 meters wide between its open arms and 1,145 tons, today it is the monument that welcomes everyone in the city ​​arrive. The work lasted a total of 5 years.

      5- Made of reinforced cement and coated with soapstone to withstand high winds. up to 250 km/h. Formed inside by floors with stairs. inside it has a heart that measures 1.30m.

      6- At the time, the parts of the sculpture were taken by the railway from the Corcovado. Today the same train is used to transport its visitors.

      7- Many important people already important Christ the Redeemer, as Princess Diana, Pope John Paul II, Prince Charles, Dalai Lama, Barack Obama and his family.

Did you feel like getting to know Christ the Redeemer? so visit the city Wonderful and enchanted with all this beauty. An interesting tip is meet Christ the Redeemer aboard a helicopter. The helicopter flight is a wonderful tour and that has been very successful in the city. you will have a vision unique of the statue, besides knowing several other postcards of Ri


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