‘Christ the Protector’ to Rise Above Iconic ‘Redeemer’ Statue in Brazil

Christ the Protector under construction near Encantado, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
Christ the Protector under construction near Encantado, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. (Photo: Facebook/Cristo Protetor de Encantado).

A statue of Christ is being built in Brazil that will be larger than the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue of Rio de Janeiro.

The image, which has been under construction since 2019, will be called Cristo Protector and is being erected on the Cerro de las Antenas, a hill near Encantado in the state of Rio Grande do Sul.

The project was planned to be completed by the end of 2021, but the state government extended the deadline until the end of January 2022.

Christ the Protector will be 140 feet tall, 16 more than the Christ the Redeemer in Río de Janeiro.

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