Christ the Redeemer is a statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, considered the largest Art Deco statue in the world.
It is 30 metres (98 ft) tall, not including its 8 metres (26 ft) pedestal and its arms stretch 28 metres (92 ft) wide.
It weighs 635 tonnes and is located at the peak of the 700 metre, (2,300 ft) Corcovado Mountain in the Tijuca Forest National Park overlooking the city.
It is made of reinforced concrete and soapstone and was constructed between 1922 and 1931.
A symbol of Brazilian Christianity the statue has become an icon for Rio de Janeiro and Brazil.