Christ the Redeemer was built using reinforced concrete and has an outer shell of 6 million soapstone tiles

The original design of the statue was different from what we see today.

Christ the Redeemer was not actually built in Brazil. It was first made in France by French sculptor Paul Landowski who created the statue in clay pieces.

Clay pieces were then shipped to Brazil to be remade with reinforced concrete by Brazilian engineer Heitor da Silva Costa and French engineer Albert Caquot.

Construction of the statue took 9 years. Beginning in 1922, it was finally finished in 1931.

The total cost to Built Christ The Redeemer was $250,000 US.

Christ the Redeemer reaches a height of 30 metres and boasts an arm span of 28 metres.

It’s one of the largest statues of Jesus and the tallest art deco statue in the world.

The light-coloured stone used to build the statue was taken from a quarry near the city of Ouro Preto.