I have found myself lately seeing pictures of beautiful places, or places that would be spiritually nurturing, such as seeing the Holy Land, or hearing about things people have done and saying, "I should do that before I die!". So it made me realize that I should make a bucket list (for those of you who don’t know what this is – it’s a list of things you want to do before you kick the bucket!).
Top 10 Christ the Redeemer Statue Facts
2. Christ the Redeemer statue was built exclusively on the money donated by the Catholic community of Brazil.
3. Christ holding open arms was one out of 3 initial architectural drafts options for the statue. The other proposals included Christ holding a globe and a cross.
5. The statue was officially presented to the public by the Brazilian president Getulio Vargas in 1932.
6. October of 2006 became a 75th anniversary year of the Christ the Redeemer statue. Archbishop of Rio de Janeiro Cardinal Eusebio Oscar Scheid declared a small chapel at the foot of the statue to become a holly place to hold baptisms and religious weddings.
7. Christ the Redeemer Statue is the tallest religious statue in the world with total height reaching 40.44 meters including its foundation.
8. The statue was included in the New Seven Wonders of the World list in 2007.
9. In order to reach the statue you need to climb 220 steps, however a flight of escalators was built recently to allow its older or weaker visitors to be able to get to the viewing area. 10. The best time to visit Christ the Redeemer Statue is evening or nighttime when you can additionally appreciate the stunning lights of Rio. Easter and Christmas Eves are the busiest times to visit the statue.