The highest mountain in Rio, at 700 meters, is called the Corcovado, which means "hunchback". At the top of it is the statue of Christ the Redeemer, one of the new seven wonders of the world. A giant made of soapstone, the Corcovado Christ is 38 meters high by 28 meters wide. It was made by the French sculptor Paul Landowski and the Brazilian engineer Heitor da Silva Costa.
Géant réalisé en saponite (ou pierre à savon), cette œuvre monumentale, achevée en 1931, mesure 38 mètres de haut sur 28 m de large.© Ricardo Azoury / age fotostock
Measuring 38m tall by 28m wide, this giant soapstone monument was completed in 1931.© Whitetag / 123RF
Enjoy a caipirinha next to the largest Art Deco work in the world created by French sculptor Paul Landow.© Ostill / 123RF
Christ the Redeemer belongs to the New Seven Wonders of the World.© Wasin Pummarin / 123RF
The panoramic view of Rio and the bay from the platform below the statue is breathtaking!© Marchello74 / 123RF