Christ the Redeemer is a statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; considered the second largest Art Deco statue in the world. The statue is 39.6 metres (130 ft) tall 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. The designs considered for the "Statue of the Christ" included a representation of the Christian cross, a statue of Jesus with a globe in his hands, and a pedestal symbolizing the world. The statue of Christ the Redeemer with open arms was chosen. It is a symbol of peace as well. On 7 July 2007, Christ the Redeemer was named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. The statue of Christ the Redeemer is the main Brazilian national symbol and offers a privileged panoramic view of the entire city of Rio de Janeiro. The idea of the construction of Christ the Redeemer monument came to mark the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the independence of Brazil.
You can easily get to Christ the Redeemer and Corcovado by taxi, tour van, or city bus from Ipanema and Copacabana. The trip from Ipanema by taxi is 15 minutes or so and is about US $10. Taxis wait on the street near the tram station to take tourists back to their hotels.
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