Christ the Redeemer is a colossal statue of Jesus Christ at the summit of Mount Corcovado in Rio de Janeiro. It was build due to Brazilian Christians wanted a symbol that would defy what they saw as the country’s departure from godliness after World War I. The statue, made of reinforced concrete and soapstone, was completed in 1931 and stands 30 metres tall with arms measuring 28 metres across. The statue is located at the peak of the 700-metre Mount Corcovado in the Tijuca Forest National Park overlooking the city of Rio de Janeiro. The statue is the largest Art Deco-style sculpture in the world and is one of Rio de Janeiro’s most recognizable landmarks. The monument is accessible by road and a cog railway (3.8km), which provides fine views along the way.