Cristo de la Concordia

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Cristo de la Concordia
Cristo de la Concordia 02.jpg
Basic information
Location Cochabamba, Bolivia
Architectural description
Architect(s) César and Wálter Terrazas Pardo
Architectural type Statue
Groundbreaking 12 Jul 1987
Completed 20 Nov 1994
Specifications
Height (max) 40.44 metres (132.7 ft)
Materials Steel and concrete

Cristo de la Concordia (Christ of Peace) is a statue of Jesus Christ located atop San Pedro Hill, to the east of Cochabamba, Bolivia. It is accessible by cable car, or by climbing 2,000 steps. The statue is 34.20 metres (112.2 ft) tall, on a pedestal of 6.24 metres (20.5 ft), for a total height of 40.44 metres (132.7 ft). The statue is slightly smaller than Christ the King in Świebodzin, Poland (36m tall if the 2 metres (6.6 ft) high crown of Christ the King is counted) and taller than the Christ the Redeemer (30m tall) outside Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, making it the second largest statue of Jesus Christ in the world.[1][2] It is the third largest statue in the Southern Hemisphere, after the statue of Virgen de la Paz in Venezuela, and the statue of Saint Rita of Cascia in Brazil. The left hand of the statue points to the South, and the right points to the North.

Facts[edit]

Plaque describing the statue in Cochabamba, Bolivia.

Construction of the statue began on 31 July 1987, and was completed 4 November 1997. It was designed by César and Wálter Terrazas Pardo, and was modeled after Christ the Redeemer. Standing 265 metres (869 ft) above the city of Cochabamba, the statue rises 2,840.00 metres (9,317.59 ft) above sea level. Upon its completion, it became the largest statue of Jesus Christ in the world, surpassing the one it was modeled after. It weighs approximately 2,200 tonnes (2,200,000 kg). The head of the statue is 4.64 metres (15.2 ft) tall, and weighs 11,850 kilograms (26,120 lb). The arms span 32.87 metres (107.8 ft). The statue has a surface area of 2,400 sq. metres (25,833 sq. ft.). 1,399 stairs lead to a viewing area inside the arms of the statue, but visitors are only permitted to make the ascent on Sundays. [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Blore, Shaun (2004). Frommers South America. Frommer's. ISBN 0-7645-7169-9.  p. 221 [1]
  2. ^ "Largest Christ Statue in the World". Turn Back to God. 2009-03-01. Archived from the original on 2010-11-07. Retrieved 2009-09-14. 
  3. ^ "Rio wschodu" (in Polish). 2009-01-29. Retrieved 2010-11-04. 

Coordinates: 17°23′04″S 66°08′04″W / 17.38444°S 66.13444°W / -17.38444; -66.13444