Brazil, the largest country in South America, is well-known for its soft, sun-drenched beaches and its lively Carnival celebration, Rio de Janeiro attracts visitors from all over the world. National Monuments of Brazil:
- Christ the Redeemer
The world’s second largest statue of Jesus Christ sits on top of a 2,300-foot high hill on Corcovado Mountain in Rio de Janeiro’s Tijuca Forest National Park. The French government constructed and installed the sculpture in 1931, according to Concierge.com. They carved the statue from concrete and covered it with sandstone, native to Brazil to reduce weathering. Visible from almost any point in Rio, it stands 125 feet tall and has an arm span of over 90 feet.
- Axis Monumental- The park is near the center of Sao Paulo, the largest city in Brazil. The obelisk in Sao Paulo’s Ibirapuera Park is a symbol that commemorates the revolution of 1932. Construction of the 22-foot tall travertine marble monument began in 1947.