Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro

Wednesday, 22nd June 2005 by

Standing atop Corcovado mountain in Rio de Janeiro is a 40 metre tall monument of “Cristo Redentor” (Christ the Redeemer). Since its inception in 1921 the monument has become the symbol of Rio de Janeiro and Brazilian people, who receive visitors with open arms.

The statue is standing on a circular base and is facing east (More info & ground level shots).

This post should probably go into Movie Locations but at the moment I can’t think of any movies which featured the monument. There was that great level in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 but I don’t think that counts ;-)

Thanks: Jesse, Todd Day, Bodo Möller, Ben