Christ the Redeemer turns 90 years old; curiosities of the postcard of Brazil

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Elected one of the seven wonders of the modern world, Christ the Redeemer celebrates its 90th anniversary as the most famous image in Brazil. In 1926, construction began on the 38-metre high monument on the top of Morro do Corcovado, 710 meters above sea level. It took five years to complete and opened on October 12, 1931.ebc Christ the Redeemer turns 90 years old; curiosities of the postcard of Brazilebc Christ the Redeemer turns 90 years old; curiosities of the postcard of Brazil

The anniversary of one of the country’s main postcards began with the Religious Civic Act and the Holy Mass in Thanksgiving for the 90 Years of Christ the Redeemer and in honor of Our Lady Aparecida.

The rector of the Christ the Redeemer Sanctuary, Father Omar Raposo, emphasizes that the monument is the “propaganda boy” of the country.” It is impossible to think of Brazil abroad without us reporting our gaze and our memory to this precious monument at the top of Corcovado”, he says. “The Christ the Redeemer gives us the feeling that it looks like it was carved on the hill of Corcovado Mountain. This is so wonderful. Can you imagine what Rio de Janeiro would be like if it weren’t for Christ the Redeemer?”

He remembers that the statue interacts perfectly with the surrounding nature, the Tijuca National Park, and brings an experience based on open arms. “These arms communicate welcoming and identify even more the heart of the Brazilian people, which is a welcoming heart, which also has strong arms for work, full of energy for us to be able to develop this much-loved nation”.