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Christ the King is an Art Deco statue of Jesus Christ in Świebodzin, western Poland, completed on 6 November 2010. The figure is 33m tall, the crown is 3m tall, and along with its mound, it reaches 52.5m overall. It took five years in total to construct and cost around $1.5 million to build, which was collected from donations of the 21,000 residents of the town. The project was conceived and led by Sylwester Zawadzki, a retired Polish priest. It is the tallest statue of Jesus in the world.CharacteristicsThe statue was built on a 16.5m embankment of stones and rubble. Christ the King has a height of 33m, symbolising a traditional belief that Jesus' age at his death was 33. The Crown of the temple is 3.5m in diameter and 2m in height, and the whole is gilded. It weighs 440 tons. The head alone is 4.5m tall and weighs 15 tons. Each hand is 6m in length and the distance between the ends of the fingers is 24m. It is composed of concrete and fibreglass. It is 3m taller than the better known statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, standing at 30.1m tall without its pedestal.DesignThe designs for various elements of the statue were produced by a number of individuals; the sculpture design was primarily produced by Mirosław Kazimierz Patecki with the technical design aspect being undertaken by Assoc. Jakub Marcinowski and Assoc. Mikołaj Kłapeć, both of whom are employees of the University of Zielona Gora. Meanwhile, elements of the clothing and the arms of the statue were designed by Tomasz Stafiniak and Krzysztof Nawojski (the latter being of the town of Świebodzin) respectively. Another resident of Świebodzin, Marian Wybraniec, was responsible for the design of the foundations upon which the statue was constructed.Plan trip to Swiebodzin with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.
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Christ the King Statue Reviews
Tomek WAugust 18, 2017
Warto było przyjechać szmat drogi, by zobaczyć największego Chrystusa w Europie, ba nawet na świecie!!! 33m samej figury + 3m korona!!! Niesamowite było zobaczyć takie dzieło. Warte polecenia. more »It was worth coming to see Christ's largest road rags in Europe, even in the world! 33 m same figures + 3 m Crown! Amazing to see such work. Worth recommending.
JonDoe04134August 15, 2017
Putting aside religious beliefs, the statue is just plain ugly and totally out of place. A minor, unimportant town in the middle of nowhere trying to be Rio. But it did make the town famous in Poland,... more »
Agnieszka GAugust 12, 2017
Postument/budowla robi wrażenie gabarytami. Położenie na wzgórzu. Dla pasjonatów. Niemniej parkingi okropne i dojście. Może obecnie się zmieniło ale parę lat temu more »Pedestal/building of impressive dimensions. The position on the Hill. For enthusiasts. However, parking terrible and handle. May now has changed but a few years ago
The London Hog Roast Company
Great experience!! Can see the statue miles away. 😀
Kitschy monument. The essence of Polish Catholicism. Worth seeing.
Well the statue is nice but all the garbage on the ground around the parking lot, sloppy pathway and toilets in style of outhouse. Guys you can do better than this!
They could've upgrade roads, schools and hospitals. Fixed potholes but no, obsession with religion always comes first in this Catholic caliphate.
It got you thinking about it.
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