Arguably the most recognizable and well-known statue of South America is the colossal statue of Christ the Redeemer, or Cristo Redentor, in Rio de Janeiro at southeastern Brazil. The statue looms at the 700m summit of Mount Corcovado, towering over the city of Rio de Janeiro.
The 700-ton statue stands 30 meters in height, atop a stone pedestal that is about 8 meters high, with the arms stretching about 28 meters wide.
source: Mariordo (Mario Roberto Durán Ortiz)
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