Christ the Redeemer, one of Rio de Janeiro's main attractions
One of the New Seven Wonders of the World, Christ the Redeemer was inaugurated on October 12, 1931. The idea of building a monument on top of Corcovado Hill began in 1859 with the French priest Pedro Maria Boss, but the project only began to take shape in 1922 to commemorate the centenary of Brazil's independence.
— THE STATUE
Designed by architect Heitor da Silva Costa, the monument also had engineer Heitor Levy, painter Carlos Oswald, and sculptor Maximiliam Paul Landowsky involved in its construction.
The Christ the Redeemer statue was mostly built in Brazil, except for the head and hands, which were molded in France and brought here.
In 1931, the statue that would become one of the New Seven Wonders of the Modern World was finally inaugurated.
— GET UP CLOSE
The Tijuca Forest is not only the most visited in the country but also the largest urban forest in the world, becoming not only a symbol of Rio de Janeiro but also of Brazil.
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