Christ the Redeemer
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The idea first came up in the mid-1850’s, as a way to honor the then-princess regent of Brazil, Princess Isabel, but was dismissed. In the 1920’s it resurfaced, and was then accepted. They laid the stone foundation on April 4, 1922, and then conducted a competition in order to find a designer. In the end, they chose Hector da Silva Costa, who presented sketched of Jesus hold a cross in one hand, and the world in the other. It was changed after a collaboration with Carlos Oswald, who they credited with the final pose. Another collaborator, Paul Landowski, was credited as the one who designed Jesus’ face and hands.
It took years to finish, using a railway to transfer materials and workers to reach the top of the summit. On October 12, 1931, they dedicated. In the next few years the monument went through multiple renovations because of weather damage, and new pieces such as an elevator and escalator was added. On its 75th anniversary a chapel was consecrated at the base, dedicated to Brazil’s patron saint Our Lady of Aparecida.
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Offers: Free breakfast, free parking, pool, free wifi, activities for children, conference facilities, beach
Offers: Free parking, free wifi, pool, hot tub, free breakfast, beach
Offers: Free parking, free wifi, pool, bar / lounge, spa, non-smoking hotel, shops, laundry service
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Food: Menu contains standard cafe food, such as burgers and salads.
Seating: Outdoors or inside seating
Store Hours: 9:00am-6:00pm, open all week
Food: Mouth-watering pizzas and pastas
Store Hours: 6:30 pm-12:00 am from Thursday to Sunday, 6:30 pm-1:00 am from Friday to Sunday
Food: Offers vegan and gluten-free food, along with fancier dishes such as quiche and quinoa
Store Hours: 8:00 am-10:00 pm all week