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 Concordia — KML
Located in Cochabamba, Bolivia, this statue is 33.8m high and is the third largest such statue in the world.
Christ the Redeemer — KML
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.
Christ the King — KML
Located in Cali Colombia, this statue is the largest in the world at 41m tall.
Cristo-Rei de Almada — KML
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.
Christ of Copoya — KML
When completed, this statue will reach 62m tall and will become the largest in the world.
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?