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THE SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD | Christ the Redeemer of Rio de Janeiro


Symbol of the city of Rio de Janeiro, which watches from the top of the Corcovado peak, and more generally symbol of Brazil, Christ the Redeemer is the last of the seven wonders of the modern world that we present in our review, the most recent having been built in the 1920s and inaugurated by President Vargas in October 1931.

Built on the mountain overlooking the bay and the city of the same name, this statue represents the Christ redeemer of humanity for Catholic symbolism. It is 38 meters high, of which 8 only for the base. It was made of concrete and steatite, particularly resistant materials and ideal for cross-shaped structures subjected to the corrosion of external elements.

Visited every year by millions of tourists, until 2002 it was inaccessible to people with motor disabilities; this gap was later filled with the installation of escalators and panoramic lifts, becoming a monument really for everyone.

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