Cristo de la Concordia, Cochabamba, Bolivia
Tallest statue of Christ in the world (when bases aren’t counted) at 34.2 meters.
Cristo Re – Dili, East Timor
Reminds us how culturally distinct East Timor is from surrounding Indonesia.
Cristo Redentor, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Standing watch on Corcovado Mountain, likely has the best view of any statue.
Cristo del Otero, Palencia, Spain
Tallest Christ statue in Europe, designed in post-cubist style.
Cristo Rei, Almada, Portugal
Built in 1959 with a base almost three times taller than the statue itself.
Christ of the Abyss, off Key Largo, USA
One of several underwater bronze Christ statues in the world.
Cristo Rey del Cubilete, Silao, Mexico
Stands in the geographical center of the country.
Leshan Buddha, Leshan, China
Though not a freestanding structure, still one of the largest statues anywhere in the world.
Virgen de la Paz, Trujillo, Venezuela
Tallest statue in Latin America at over 46 meters.
Shiva, Rishikesh, India
Sits right on the bank of the Ganges.
Lord Murugan, Gombak, Malaysia
Guards the entrance to the enshrined Batu Caves outside of Kuala Lumpur.
Maitreya Buddha, Emei Lake, Taiwan
A 72-meter statue constructed next to a Buddhist temple.
Virgin Mary, Haskovo, Bulgaria
World’s largest depicting Mary holding Jesus.
Guan Yin, Penang, Malaysia
Part of the Kek Lok Si Temple complex on Penang Island.