The largest statues of Christ in the world

Google Sightseeing had a neat article a few days ago that showcased the largest Christ statues in the world. I thought I’d give a brief recap of that list for Google Earth, since 3 of the 5 statues have superb 3D models to go with them.
Cristo de la ConcordiaKML
Located in Cochabamba, Bolivia, this statue is 33.8m high and is the third largest such statue in the world.

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Christ the RedeemerKML
Located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, this is certainly the most well-recognized in this list, and we’ve mentioned it a few times (2008, 2009) on this site. At 38m tall (and more than 700m above sea level), it’s certainly an impressive sight.
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Christ the KingKML
Located in Cali Colombia, this statue is the largest in the world at 41m tall.
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Cristo-Rei de AlmadaKML
This statue in Portugal is an amazing 110m tall, but most of that is the base. The statue itself is just 28m; certainly a large statue, but not among the largest.
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Christ of CopoyaKML
When completed, this statue will reach 62m tall and will become the largest in the world.
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Considering the vast number of 3D models being added to Google Earth each week, I’d expect the other two to have 3D models before too long.
What are some of your favorite statues/monuments in Google Earth?

About Mickey Mellen

Mickey has been using Google Earth since it was released in 2005, and has created a variety of geo-related sites including Google Earth Hacks. He runs a web design firm in Marietta, GA, where he lives with his wife and two kids.



Comments

  1. tomcioZG says:

    Curio: One of the largest statue of Jesus Christ is now built in Poland (Statue 36m, with stand 52m)
    Link: http://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pomnik_Chrystusa_Kr%C3%B3la_w_%C5%9Awiebodzinie

  2. videodude13 says:

    Wainhouse Tower, Halifax, UK

  3. My favorite tt’s not quite in the largest category any more but there’s always the Christ of the Andes on the Argentine, Chilean border.
    7 meters tall at a height of over 12,000 feet. Originally built in 1904 and quite an impressive site.
    3D:
    http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=22dc6cddba9aba5cdf441eeae03b12d3

  4. I hate to say it but that statue in Copoya, which is the latest one built, is ugly compared for example with the one in Rio which was built 79 years ago. So much for advances in technology.

  5. (Update to earlier posting, including link)
    I hate to say it but that statue in Copoya, which is the latest one built, is ugly compared for example with the one in Rio which was built 79 years ago. So much for advances in technology. See:
    http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/static.panoramio.com/photos/original/2483340.jpg

  6. The 4th picture looks like Scrooge Mc Duck’s money bin in DuckTales…………………………………………………except withotu the Christ statue.
    Oh Oh! I think I see the Beagle Boy’s in disguise as trees.

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