Top 8 Huge Jesus Statues In The World
Top Biggest Jesus Statues In The World
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Everyone is familiar with Rio de Janeiro, Brazil's iconic Christ the Redeemer statue, but there are a number of dramatic statues depicting Jesus Christ around the world. In Poland, Christ the King wears a gilded crown. The Christ of Vung Tau in Vietnam looks out over the sea. The largest statue of Jesus on the African continent, Jesus de Greatest, is carved from white marble in Nigeria. The following is a list of the largest Jesus statues in the world, whether they are underwater or on top of a hill. Read on to know which ones are the biggest in the world.

Top 8 Biggest Jesus Statues In The World

1. Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Year of completion: 1931

Architect(s): Heitor da Silva Costa (statue design); Albert Caquot (reinforced concrete design); Paul Landowski (sculptor)

Height: 98.5 ft. / 130 ft.

The most famous Jesus statue is also the largest Art Deco statue in the world. With a height of 30 meters (98 feet) - not including its 8 meters (26 feet) pedestal - it is the world's fifth largest Jesus statue. The arms of the statue are 28 meters (92 feet) wide. It is situated at the summit of the Corcovado mountain, which stands at 700 meters (2,300 feet). The statue has become a Rio de Janeiro icon as well as Brazil's most famous monument. It was built between 1926 and 1931.

Did You Know?

The Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, has several lightning rods on its head, arms, and hands to protect it from lightning strikes, which occur several times each summer.

With over 2 billion followers from all over the world, Christianity is the world's largest religion. As a result, devout Christians around the world have built spectacular churches, cathedrals, and monuments, including some truly impressive statues of Jesus Christ.

2. Statue of Jesus at the bottom of the lake

In Little Traverse Bay, Michigan, USA, there is a huge crucifix on the bottom of the lake. This statue of Jesus made of marble, about 3 meters long and weighing about 840 kg, is the only Jesus in the world placed under fresh water. The statue of Christ, the statue is located about 365 meters deep at the bottom of the lake, and because of the severe climate for many years, it is difficult to see the deity in person. Thousands of people come here to admire the statue, some even from Texas and Alaska. This lake braved the severe cold and bad weather, lined up patiently just to take a look at this crucifix.

3. Christ of Peace, Cochabamba, Bolivia.

Year of completion: 1994

Architect(s): Cesar and Walter Terrazas Pardo

Height: 112.2 ft. / 132.5 ft.

A statue of Jesus Christ situated on San Pedro Hill, in the city of Cochabamba. One can achieve the statue by either climbing about 2,000 stages or essentially by a linked vehicle. The all-out stature of the statue is 40.44 meters (132.7 ft). The left hand of the statue indicates the South, and the correct hand focuses north.

4. Christ the King, Poland

Year of completion: 1959

Architect(s): Antonio Lino (base designer), Francisco Franco de Sousa (statue designer and sculptor)

Height: 92 ft. / 301 ft.

The Polish Christ, which measures 52.5 meters (172 feet) including its pedestal and five-meter crown and was inaugurated in 2010, towers over its Brazilian counterpart. According to the statue's creator, Priest Sylwester Zawadzki, the statue measures 33 meters, representing one meter per year that Christ lived. The statue has brought fame to a Polish town that would otherwise go unnoticed by international tourists, and local officials are rightfully proud of their city's status as the tallest Christ statue in the world.

5. Christ of Vung Tau

Year of completion: 1993

Architect(s): Members of the Vung Tau Catholic Association

Height: 92 ft. / 126 ft.

The Vietnam Catholic Association erected this large statue of Jesus Christ on the densely forested Mount Nho in Vung Tau, Vietnam. The 32-meter statue, which stands imposingly on the top of Nho Mountain (a Small Mountain) in Vung Tau City, was originally built in 1974 at an altitude of 170 meters facing the sea. It wasn't until 1994 that the statue was completed and recognized as a one-of-a-kind masterpiece that had never been seen before in Vung Tau, or in Vietnam in general.

People can use an internal staircase to reach the top of the granite and concrete monument and take in the breathtaking views. The metallic halo rays near the head are not only decorative, but also functional.

6. Concordia Christ Statue, Bolivia

Year of completion: 1994

Architect(s): Cesar and Walter Terrazas Pardo

Height: 112.2 ft. / 132.5 ft.

The Concordia Christ statue is located in Cochabamba, Bolivia's third-largest city. It is the world's second-largest Christ statue and the third-largest in the southern hemisphere. The statue stands 34.20 meters tall, with a base that is 6.24 meters long and a total height of 40.44 meters. It was built in 1987 and finished in 1994, but without the base and crown, this is the world in terms of the size of Jesus' figure. Of course, the tallest giant statue of Jesus must be one of the largest statues of Jesus on the mountain. Don't miss this spot if you're in Cochabamba.

7. Cristo del Otero, Spain

Year of completion: 1931

Architect(s): Vitorio Macho

Height: 98.5 ft.

This unusually posed Jesus statue, located on the outskirts of Palencia, Spain, has a solemn, almost morose expression on his face. His posture, nearly 70 feet tall, suggests that he is there to overlook and bless the city below. At the foot of the statue, there is a small chapel and museum with items by the architect, Victorio Macho, who is also buried there.

8. Swiebodzin Jesus Statue

Year of completion: 2010

Architect(s): Sylvester Zawadzki (project conception and leadership); Mirosław Kazimierz Patecki (sculpture design); Assoc. Jakub Marcinowski and Assoc. Mikołaj Kłapeć (technical design); Tomasz Stafiniak and Krzysztof Nawojski (clothing and arm design); Marian Wybraniec (foundation design)

Height: 117.8 ft. (with crown; 108 ft. without) / 172 ft.

Swiebodzin Jesus is comparable to the world's largest statue of Jesus. The entire statue stands 51 meters tall and includes a 2-meter-high golden crown. The designer was 78-year-old local priest Servester. Construction began in 2008. It was finished in 2010 and cost over a million euros. The total mass is 440 tons. The statue of Jesus is 33 meters tall and represents 33 years of Jesus’ life; it also has a 3-meter high golden crown, which represents Christ’s three-year priesthood in the world. The purpose of building this statue is also very clear.


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