1. Santa Rita de Cássia. These are the tallest statues in South America - the tallest of which is the Santa Rita de Cássia statue, or St Rita of Cascia, in Santa Cruz, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil, South America. The statue stands at 50 meters from crown to toe, atop a 6-meter pedestal. With the pedestal, the height of the total monument to 56 meters.
2. Virgen de la Paz. The second tallest statue in South America is the Virgen de la Paz (Virgin of Peace Monument) near the city of Trujillo in Venezuela at the height of 46.72m. It is also the tallest statue of Virgin Mary in the world and towers over the Statue of Liberty (46 meters) in New York, USA, and the statue of Christ the Redeemer (30 meters) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
3. Virgen del Socavón. Also third tallest in South America and completed in 2013, the colossal statue of Virgen del Socavón, or Our Lady of the Mineshaft, stands at 45 meters and can be viewed from nearly every point of the Bolivian mining city of Oruro.
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