Some 5,256 miles to the north, the largest statue of Jesus in the United States looms over Eureka Springs in Arkansas’ Carroll County. The 67-foot-tall Christ of the Ozarks statue on Magnetic Mountain turned 50 this year.
Christ of the Sacred Heart (Spanish: Cristo del Sagrado Corazón) is a 75-foot-tall (23 m) statue of Jesus displaying his Sacred Heart located above the town of El Morro, six miles south of the city of Rosarito, Baja California, Mexico .
It wasn’t until after World War I when the Roman Catholic archdiocese in Rio and a group of locals started becoming concerned about the “lack of religious faith” in the Brazilian community, and it was hoped that by placing a massive statue of Jesus on top of a mountain in Rio , it would rebel against what they saw as an
Christ the Redeemer is perhaps the most famous statue of Jesus Christ, located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Christ of the Ozarks, Arkansas, United States A monumental sculpture of Jesus located near Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Built in 1966, the statue is more than 20 meters (67 feet) tall.
Christ of the Abyss (Italian: Il Cristo degli Abissi) is a submerged bronze statue of Jesus Christ by Guido Galletti, the original cast of which is located in the Mediterranean Sea, off San Fruttuoso, between Camogli and Portofino on the Italian Riviera.
Christ the Redeemer was built using reinforced concrete and has an outer shell of 6 million soapstone tiles. Christ the Redeemer was not actually built in Brazil. It was first made in France by French sculptor Paul Landowski who created the statue in clay pieces.
The Monument to Jesus Christ, known as Cristo Rey , was commissioned by the Church, built by Spanish sculptor Urbici Soler, and completed in 1940. Mount Cristo Rey is a Catholic Shrine, and became part of the newly-created Catholic Diocese of Las Cruces in 1982.
In the New Testament, redemption is used to refer both to deliverance from sin and to freedom from captivity. In Christian theology, Jesus is sometimes referred to as a redeemer . This refers to the salvation he is believed to have accomplished, and is based on the metaphor of redemption, or “buying back”.
It is located atop Mamayev Kurgan, in Volgograd, Russia , 50 miles from the Volga River. There are 200 steps leading to the statue to commemorate the battle of Stalingrad. 7,900 tons of concrete was used to complete this colossal monument .
Before being mounted on its current pedestal, the statue stood over 151 feet (46 metres) tall and weighed 225 tons.