These grand statues of Jesus span the globe and tower to impressive heights, inciting a feeling of awe and wonder. Located all over the world, these iconic statues of Jesus are popular tourist attractions and inspire millions of people.
Located at the peak of the Corcovado mountain, Christ the Redeemer is perhaps the most famous statue of Jesus. An icon for Rio de Janeiro, it is the fifth largest statue of Jesus in the world reaching an impressive 98 feet (not including the pedestal).
Christ the King is the world's tallest statue of Jesus. Standing at a staggering 172 feet, it was completed in November of 2010, The 1.5 million dollar statue was built through donations collected from the residents of the small city in Poland where it is located.
Cristo de la Concordia (Christ of Peace) towers 132.7 feet atop San Pedro Hill, in the city of Cochabamba. The second largest Jesus statue in the world, Cirsto de la Concordia is modeled after Christ the Redeemer in Rio. Construction of the statue began in 1987 and was completed in 1994. Visitors to the attraction may climb up 2,000 steps for a closer look or ride in a cable car.
King of Kings, a 62-foot statue depicting Jesus from the chest up with arms raised, was located in front of a Christian church near Monroe, Ohio. Built in 2004, King of Kings was tragically struck by lightning in 2010 and destroyed. A replacement, Lux Mundi pictured in the insert above (Latin for “Light of the World”) was subsquently built of a poymer composite and steel and now stands in the place once occupied by King of Kings.
At 105 feet, this massive statue of Jesus is a popular attraction in Mount Nho in Vung Tau, Vietnam. Built from 1974 to 1993, Christ of Vũng Tàu contains a 133-step staircase where visitors can climb to the outstretched arms of the monument.
Like Cristo de la Concordia , Christo Rei was also inspired by the statue of Jesus in Rio de Janeiro. Built from 1959-1969, it was created after Cardinal Patriarch of Lisbon visited the Christ the Reedemer in Brazil.
This statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is located in El Morro, Mexico. Made from resin and fiberglass, this monument is unique in its full-color design.
El Cristo Roto (The Broken Christ) is built on an island in Mexico and only accessible by boat. A plaque in Spanish (translated below) mounted on the pedestal helps to explain its unusual design.
"Let me be broken ...
I want you to see me broken,
Remember your many brethren,
Who are like me: broken, crushed,
Poor, oppressed, sick, handicapped ...
Without arms, because they have no chances
Or means of work; Without feet because they
They have blocked the streets;
Without a cross, because they have been given the dignity,
The honor and the prestige.
You've forgotten everything and turned your back on them,
Although they are like me ...
A broken Christ. "
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