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Christ the King Statue, Swiebodzin

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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.
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  • The monument from a distance does a much better impression than a close up! Standing at the monument are visible each connect and 눇staff even with language problems. You can approach, see, take a photo, have a cup of coffee. In addition to the size of the is nothing special.
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  • Such things and places not to criticize or describe. View-an unforgettable Whole trip I was moved and touched, I recommend to see with your own eyes.
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  • You must have seen necessarily this largest Christ Statue, if one is nearby. You can walk there very nice. The service is not worth mentioning
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  • They could've upgrade roads, schools and hospitals. Fixed potholes but no, obsession with religion always comes first in this Catholic caliphate.
  • Truly inspirational. As my wife said " standing at the foot of God" . A must see if you are in the area. One note, avoid the restrooms they are horrible!
  • its amazing piece of art, it just. shows how devout the poles are and how. generous the people of swiebodzin. are to raise funds for such a beautiful
  • Aragorn de Swiebodzin jest super
  • The size is impressive. This place is geared more for tourists than pilgrims. Plastic-fantastik. The little Mystic.
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