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Cristo Redentor

    The statue of Jesus Christ on top of the 2329-foot-tall Mount Corcovado overlooking the city of Rio de Janeiro is always associated with Brazil.

    ‘Cristo Redendor’, though the Catolic community in Rio funded the project, the Art Deco statue was actually commissioned by a Polish-French sculptor Paul Landowski, though he outsourced the face to a Romanian sculptor Gheorghe Leonida.

    Brazilian engineer Heitor da Silva Costa oversaw the construction of this nine-year-long project which wrapped in 1931.

    To get a closer look, you can hike uphill from Jardim Botanico or make life easy and hop on the mountain tram that shuttles visitors to and from the top.