The world's most famous giant sculptures
I present a gallery of the tallest, most famous and beautiful sculptures in the world, which would you like to visit?
Huangdi and Yandi ... 103 Mts.
Dedicated to the emperors Huangdi and Yandi, considered founders of Chinese civilization, this statue of colossal dimensions reflects the tendency of the Chinese people to return to ancient traditions. It is also the second tallest statue in the world, with 103 meters - only 17 meters less than Ushiku Amida Buddha, in Japan
Peter the Great ... 96 Mts.
This monument to Pedro El Grande is the sixth largest sculpture in the world. It was initially a monument to Christopher Columbus for the Expo'92 of Seville made in bronze and located on the Moscota river and in which three caravels are represented, to Columbus on the major, hands at the helm and with a scroll in which It has raised. For convenient political-social reasons, the head was replaced by another with the factions of Peter the Great and, at present, this monument stands 96 meters high, on the waters of the jets that surround it in the said river.
Virgin of the Rock ... 15 Mts.
It was built in granite on the rocks of Mount Samson in Baiona, by the great porriñés architect Antonio Palacios, author of buildings and outstanding architectures of modernist style. The work was inaugurated in 1930, is 15 meters high and represents the Virgin holding in her right hand a boat-viewpoint that is accessed by an internal spiral staircase made of stone. The face and hands of the Virgin are made of white marble, the work of Ángel García, and her crown was built in porcelain.
Mazinger Z ... 10 Mts.
A ten meter high Mazinger Z made of fiberglass in the middle of an abandoned urbanization in Tarragona
Motherland, Ukraine ... 102 Mts.
The monumental sculpture of the Motherland, which was built by Yevgeny Vuchetich, stands 62 meters above the museum building, measuring the total structure 102 meters and weighing 530 tons.
Mr. Murugan ... 42.70 Mts.
This impressive golden statue dedicated to Lord Murugan, a Hindu deity, presides, with its 42.7 meters, the entrance to the Batu Caves, just over 10 kilometers from Kuala Lumpur.
Colossi Memnon ... 20 Mts.
These stone giants are an exception. A statue is not considered colossus if it does not exceed 30 meters high and a number of features. Well, these colossi measure 20 meters counting the pedestal and 17 without counting. But they are the only sculptures on Earth that are officially called colossus and have a variety of legends of all kinds and a lot of history behind them. They represent Pharaoh Amenhotep III and are the only thing that remains of the funeral temple of Pharaoh. They are the tallest statues in Africa. The weight of the colossi is not known with certainty.
Christ of Yungay ... 10 Mts.
The CHRIST OF YUNGAY, is 10 meters high from its pedestal, so that it can be seen a great distance from the four cardinal points. The Christ of Yungay, weighs approximately 9 tons, each hand weighs 46 kg and the arms two tons each.
Virgin of Peace ... 46.72 Mts.
The work is 46.72 meters high and weighs about 1200 tons. It was inaugurated in December 1983 and designed by the sculptor Manuel de la Fuente. It consists of five viewpoints where you can see on a clear day, almost the entire Trujillo State, part of the Sierra Nevada de Mérida and the South Coast of Lake Maracaibo.
Ushiku Amida Buddha ... 120 Mts.
This statue is the largest statue in the world, located in Ibaraki Prefecture, near Tokyo, Japan. It measures 120 meters high and weighs more than 4,000 tons.
Christ of the Noas ... 21.80 Mts.
The Christ of the Noas is located in the Hill of the Noas, of the northern city of Torreón, Coahuila, Mexico, is a sculpture of the artist Vladimir Alvarado, who wanted to immortalize in his work the gesture of a protective Christ. The gigantic statue measures 21.80 meters high from its base, and is built with 580 tons of reinforced concrete,
Buddha of Meng Shan ... 30 Mts.
This Buddha is 30 meters high, 26 without the pedestal so it is not too high but is the most visited. It is made of bronze.
Sphinx of Giza ... 20 Mts.
The Great Sphinx was made by carving a natural mound of limestone rock on the Giza plateau. It has a height of about twenty meters, measuring the face more than five meters. The head could represent Pharaoh Kephren having the body in the shape of a lion. In ancient times it was painted in bright colors: red body and face, and the nemes that covered the head with yellow and blue stripes. Its approximate dimensions are: 57 meters long and twenty meters high.
Christ of Havana ... 20 Mts.
The Christ of Havana is a colossal sculpture representing Jesus of Nazareth, the work of Cuban sculptor Jilma Madera. The statue was made of Carrara marble, the same that was used in the monuments of the Colón Cemetery in Havana. The image is about 20 meters high and rests on a 3-meter base in which its creator buried various objects of the time. Its approximate weight is about 320 tons. The statue is composed of 67 pieces that were brought from Italy, as it was carved in Rome and blessed by the Pope there.
Motherland, Russia ... 85 Mts.
The Statue of the Motherland, also known as The Motherland Calls! (in Russian: "Родина-мать зовёт!"), has a height of 85 meters, is composed of 5,500 tons of concrete and 2,400 tons of metal. The sword measures 33 meters and weighs 14 tons, while the suspended part of the pile weighs 250 tons.
Christ the King ... 31 Mts.
The Cerro de Cristo Rey is a hill of 1440 meters above sea level located in the Los Andes region, west of the city of Cali, Colombia, also called Cerro de los Cristales due to the large amount of quartz that could be collected in its surroundings. In commemoration of the fifty years after the end of the Thousand Days War, on Sunday October 25, 1953, an image of Christ, of iron and concrete, with a mass of 464 tons and a height of 31 was inaugurated meters, of which 5m belong to the pedestal
Kobe Robot ... 15 Mts.
At least the robot is already built and the monument seems to be planted quite well. We will have to wait until they officially inaugurate this Kobe Tetsujin of enormous proportions. The giant monument has a height of 15 meters and an approximate weight of 50 tons. Nothing light as far as we can see, and it is not for less
Broken Christ ... 25 Mts.
The Broken Christ, located near the city of Aguascalientes, Mexico, measures 25 meters and is mounted on a base of 3 meters of ready-mix concrete and reinforced steel giving a total of 28 meters high
Christ of the Otero ... 20 Mts.
It is the tallest statue of Jesus Christ in Europe and one of the tallest in the world. At its feet there is excavated a hermitage (called hermitage of Santa María del Otero) and a small museum where the projects of its author are located that is responsible for great works such as the monument to Benito Pérez Galdós and Ramón y Cajal, both in the Park from El Retiro, in Madrid or the fountain in honor of Concha Espina in Santander. However, his most significant work is this Christ in Palencia and a reflection of it is that by his own will he was buried at the foot of it
Christ of Concord ... 40.44 Mts.
The Cristo de la Concordia (Cochabamba, Bolivia) is a colossal statue of Jesus Christ, the largest image in the world, made by Cochabamba sculptors and architects, the César brothers and Walter Terrazas Pardo, in memory of the visit of Pope John Paul II to the city of Cochabamba in 1988. The work began on July 12, 1987 and was completed on November 20, 1994. It was carried out on the initiative of the factory worker leader Lucio López. The image is located on the top of Cerro San Pedro in the city of Cochabamba. It has a height of 34.20 meters and if the dimension of the pedestal is added (6.24 m), it reaches 40.44 m and weighs 2,200 tons at an altitude of 2,840 meters above sea level.
Leshan Giant Buddha ... 71 Mts.
The Giant Buddha Maitreya de Leshan, is located in the Village of Leshan in the province of Sichuan in China .. on the board of the Min and Dadu Rivers. The work required 90 years of work. The statue is 71 meters high, with a head of 10 meters wide, making it the tallest stone Buddha in the world. Many Buddhist landscapes combine and perform each other
Statue of Liberty ... 92.99 Mts.
Weighs 225 Tons, from the base to the Torch are 92.99 Mts. , the sculpture alone measures: 46.05 Mts.
Christ the Redeemer ... 38 Mts.
The statue of Christ the Redeemer is located 709 meters above sea level, and is located in the city of Rio de Janeiro, on the top of the Corcovado hill. It has a total height of 38 m, but 8 m belong to the pedestal. It was inaugurated on October 12, 1931, after approximately five years of work.