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Cristo de la Concordia, Cochabamba

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Made of steel and cement, the Cristo de la Concordia (Christ of Peace) sculpture in Cochabamba is the largest statue of Christ in the world. It surpasses its more famous counterpart in Brazil by just a few centimeters.

History

Construction of the colossal statue began on July 12, 1987, and was completed on November 20, 1994.

What to See

Both the Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) statue in Rio de Janeiro and this in Bolivia are 33m (108 ft.) tall, because Christ died when he was 33 years old. Cochabambinos say the extra height is appropriate, since Christ actually lived "33 years and a bit."

From the base of the statue there are fine views of the valley of Cochabamba and Tunari, the highest peaks in the area. On Sunday, visitors can climb to the top of the statue itself for even more magnificent views.

Cristo de la Concordia was modeled on the famous Cristo Redentor statue in Rio, but locals believe this one has a more loving appearance. The Copacabana version does have more human features and its arms are outstretched in a welcoming embrace.

Quick Facts on Cristo de la Concordia

Site Information
Names:Christ of Peace; Cristo de la Concordia
City:Cochabamba
Country:Bolivia
Categories:Colossal Statue
Faiths:Christianity; Catholic
Feat:Largest
Dates:1987-94
Status:monument
Visitor and Contact Information
Location:Cochabamba, Bolivia
Coordinates:17.384342° S, 66.135131° W  (view on Google Maps)
Lodging:View hotels near this location
Note: This information was accurate when first published and we do our best to keep it updated, but details such as opening hours can change without notice. To avoid disappointment, please check with the site directly before making a special trip.

Map of Cristo de la Concordia

Below is a location map and aerial view of Cristo de la Concordia. Using the buttons on the left (or the wheel on your mouse), you can zoom in for a closer look, or zoom out to get your bearings. To move around, click and drag the map with your mouse.

References

  1. Frommer's South America
  2. Lonely Planet Bolivia
  3. Cristo de la Concordia - Wikipedia
  4. Reviews of Cristo de la Concordia - TripAdvisor

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Title:Cristo de la Concordia, Cochabamba
Author:Holly Hayes
Last updated:07/02/2009
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