Cristo Redentore

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search


Christ the Redeemer of Maratea
CristoRedentoreMaratea.jpg
Basic information
Location Maratea, Italy
Geographic coordinates 39°59′22″N 15°43′19″E / 39.98944°N 15.72194°E / 39.98944; 15.72194Coordinates: 39°59′22″N 15°43′19″E / 39.98944°N 15.72194°E / 39.98944; 15.72194
Country Italy
Architectural description
Architect(s) Bruno Innocenti
Architectural type Statue
Groundbreaking 1960
Completed 1965
Specifications
Height (max) 21.20 metres (69.6 ft)
Materials Steel, concrete and Carrara marble

The Statue of Christ the Redeemer of Maratea (Italian: Cristo Redentore di Maratea) is a statue of Jesus Christ in Maratea, southern Italy, realized in Carrara marble on the top of the Mountain “St. Biagio".

The sculpture was created by the Florentine sculptor Bruno Innocenti.[1]The entire Statue was completed in 1965.

The idea to realize the Statue was the Count Stefano Rivetti of Valcervo’s, who was also the promoter and financier of the project execution.

The statue[edit]

This is the third tallest statue of Jesus in Europe, after Christ the King in Świebodzin, Poland and Cristo-Rei (Christ the King) in Lisbon, and the fifth in the world after Cristo de la Concordia and Christ the Redeemer, both in South America. It is 21,20 metres high, the head is 3 metres in height and the arm-span is 19 metres from finger tip to finger tip.[1]

History[edit]

The inventor[edit]

The idea to realize the statue of Christ the Redeemer in Maratea belongs to the Count Stefano Rivetti di Val Cervo, during his trip in Brazil, while he was flying over the Corcovado. When he came back to Italy he asked Bruno Innocenti, professor of the sculpture at the Istitutod’Arte of Florence, to realize the big statue of the Christ the Redeemer that became now the symbol of Maratea.[2]

References[edit]