Top 20 Tallest Jesus Statues in the World

More than 2.2 billion people all over the world (that is around 31.5 percent of the world population) follow Christianity. You will find many statues of Jesus worldwide. The most famous of all is Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This magnificent statue is 30 m tall. Do you think it is the tallest statue of Jesus in the world? If your answer is yes, sorry to say that it is not the correct answer.

Here are the 20 tallest Jesus statues in the world.

20) Cristo Rey, Mexico

Height: 20.5 m (67 ft)

The Cerro del Cubilete is a historically important religious shrine in Mexico. You will find the Cristo Rey statue here. Both the structure Cerro del Cubilete and the statue of Christ are in art deco style. Inside the building, an alter sits on a circular platform.

19) Cristo del Otero, Spain

Height: 21 metres (68.8 ft)

Located in Palencia, the Cristo del Otero or Christ of the Knoll is the statue of Christ blessing with both is hands. It is on a knoll at the outskirts of the city. This statue was built in 1931. Its style reminds you of Art Deco with Cubist resonances and echoes of ancient Egyptian art in the hieratic post of the figure.

18) Cristo Rey (Christ the King), Colombia

Height: 21 metres (68.8 ft)
Pedestal: 5 metres (16.4 ft)

Cristo-Rey or Christ the King is a large statue located in the village of Los Andes, west of the city of Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia. The statue was inaugurated in 1953. Around 464 tons of iron and concrete were used to construct this statue. It stands on a 5 m pedestal.

17) Cristo Redentore, Italy

Height: 21.23 metres (69.7 ft)

Cristo Redentore or Christ the Redeemer of Maratea is located in Italy, this statue is made of steel, concrete and Carrara marble. The construction of the statue began in 1963 and completed in 1965. The head of this 21.23 metres statue is 3 metres long and its arm span is 19 metres.

16) Cristo de las Noas, Mexico

Height: 21.8 meters (71.5 feet)

El Cristo de las Noas is located in the Mexican city of Torreon, Coahuila. More than 580 tons of reinforced concrete was used in construction of this huge statue. It was built between 1973 and 2000. It is a significant landmark in the Comarca Lagunera region.

15) Cristo del Pacífico (Christ of the Pacific), Peru

Height: 22 metres (72 ft)
Pedestal: 15 metres (49 ft)

This beautiful statue stands on a 15 m pedestal. It was erected in Lima, Peru, in 2011. This statue was inspired by Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro.

14) Christ of the Sacred Heart, Mexico

Height: 23 metres (75.4 ft)

Christ of the Sacred Heart is the statue of Jesus displaying his Sacred Heart. It weighs 40 tons. The head, chest and arms are made of steel and the lower body is made of fiberglass.

13) Cristo Rey de los Álamos, Mexico

Height: 23.3 metres (76 ft)

Cristo Rey de los Alamos is located in the border city of Tijuana in Baja California State. It is made of resin and fiberglass. It is the only statue of Jesus made of these materials.

12) Christ of the Mercy, Nicaragua

Height: 24 metres (78 ft)

Christ of the Mercy is the statue of Jesus with his right index finger pointing towards the south. It is located in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua.

11) Statue du Christ-Roi (Les Houches), France

Height: 25 metres (82 ft)

Statue du Christ-Roi or Statue of Christ the King is a colossal statue of Jesus is located in the town of Les Houches, Haute-Savoie in France. It represent the universal kingship of Jesus. The construction started in August 1933 and after a year of work, the statue was inaugurated on 19 August 1934 .

10) The Broken Christ, Mexico

Height: 25 metres (82 ft)

Located in San Jose de Gracia, Aguascalientes, this statue attracts many pilgrims every year. The 25 m Broken Christ statue is also known as El Cristo Roto. Perhaps the reason for the statue’s broken state is best summed up with the words at its base.

9) Cristo Rei of Dili (Christ the King of Dili), East Timor

Height: 27 metres (88.5 ft excluding globe)

This 27 m tall statue is located atop a globe in Dili. It was unveiled by Suharto in 1996 as a gift from the Indonesian government to the people of East Timor.

8) Cristo Benedicente (Christ Blessing), Argentina

Height: 28 metres (92 ft)

Cristo Benedicente is a 28 m statue located on top of the Cerro San Javier in Yerba Buena. In this statue, Jesus has raised his right arm as a sign of blessing. It was inaugurated in 1942.

7) Cristo Rei (Christ the King), Portugal

Height: 28 metres (92 ft)
Pedestal: 82 metres (269 ft)

Cristo-Rei or King Christ Sanctuary in Almada, the second most visited sanctuary in Portugal,

Cristo-Rei or Christ the King is located in Alto do Pragal, Almada, Portugal. This huge statue stands on an 82 m pedestal. It is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ and overlooks the city of Lisbon. It was inspired by Christ the Redeemer statue in Brazil.

6) Christ Blessing (Kristus kase Berkat), Indonesia

Height: 30 metres (98.4 ft)
Pedestal: 20 metres (65.4 ft)

In this beautiful statue, Jesus is blessing with his raised hands. This magnificent statue is located in Manado City, Indonesia. It is made of 25 tons of metal fiber and 35 tons of steel.

5) Cristo Resucitado (Christ Resurrected) Mexico

Height: 30 metres (98.5 feet)
Pedestal: 18 metres (60 feet)

Cristo Resucitado is a tall statue of Christ. Located in Mexico, this glorious 30 m statue stands on an 18 m pedestal.

4) Christ the Redeemer, Brazil

Height: 30 metres (98 ft)
Pedestal: 8 metres (26 ft)

This famous statue of Jesus is located in Rio de Janeiro. It stands on an 8 m pedestal. Its arms stretch 28 m wide. The statue weighs 635 metric tons.

3) Christ of Vung Tau, Vietnam

Height: 32 metres (105 ft)
Pedestal: 4 metres (13.2 ft)

Christ of Vung Tau statue stands on a 4 m pedestal. This wonderful 32 m statue was built by the Vietnam Catholic Association in the year 1974.

2) Pomnik Chrystusa Króla (Christ the King), Poland

Height: 33 metres (108 ft)
Pedestal: 3 metres (9.8 ft)

This Art Deco statue of Jesus is located in Swiebodzin, Poland. The crown of this superb 33 m tall statue is 3 m. The statue stands on a 3 m pedestal. It took five years to construct this magnificent statue. The total cost of construction of this statue was $1.5 million. The project was funded by the donations collected 21,000 residents of the town. It was conceived by Sylwester Zawadzki, a retired teacher. It was completed successfully under his able leadership in the year 2010.

1) Cristo de la Concordia (Christ of Peace), Bolivia

Height: 34.20 metres (112.2 ft)
Pedestal: 6.24 metres (20.5 ft)

Cristo de la Concordia is on top of San Pedro Hill, Bolivia. This splendid 34.20 m statue stands on a 6.24 m pedestal. This wonderful statue is made of steel and concrete.