It's impossible to imagine a trip to Rio de Janeiro without a visit to Christ the Redeemer. Located 709 m above sea level, on top of Corcovado Mountain, the monument, one of the new 7 wonders of the world, is the best known Brazilian image in the world.
From its 38 meters, eight are on the pedestal. It opened at 19:15 of october 12, 1931, after nearly five years of construction.
The construction of Christ the Redeemer is still considered one of the great works of Brazilian civil engineering. It was constructed in reinforced concrete and coated with soapstone, whose origin was the very peak of the Corcovado.
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