Cristo de la Concordia, Cochabamba

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.

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History of Cristo de la Concordia

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

What to See at Cristo de la Concordia

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
Country:Bolivia
Categories:colossal statues
Dates:1987-94
Status: monument
Visitor and Contact Information
Coordinates:17.384342° S, 66.135131° W
Address:Av. Las Heroinas
Cochabamba, Bolivia
Hours:Site open: Tue-Sat 10am-7pm; Sun 9am-8pm
Statue open for climbing: Sundays
Lodging:View hotels near Cristo de la Concordia
Note: This information was accurate when first published and we do our best to keep it updated, but details such as opening hours and prices can change without notice. To avoid disappointment, please check with the site directly before making a special trip.

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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