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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  • So, one of goes, "what on earth is that?" as we approach the traffic circle. It took us about 3 times before we realized it was a huge white statue of Jesus. It reminded us of Rio, but it is actually....  more
    So, one of goes, "what on earth is that?" as we approach the traffic circle. It took us about 3 times before we realized it was a huge white statue of Jesus. It reminded us of Rio, but it is actually....  more »
  • Not to be missed a Huge Statue to Jesus Christ along the highway between Berlin and Krakow. Impossible to miss as it is so big. A good spot to have a break while driving. Leave Berlin in the morning.....  more
    Not to be missed a Huge Statue to Jesus Christ along the highway between Berlin and Krakow. Impossible to miss as it is so big. A good spot to have a break while driving. Leave Berlin in the morning.....  more »
  • Drove past this huge statue and we were amazed so went to take a closer look.Not sure if you can go to the top? 
    Drove past this huge statue and we were amazed so went to take a closer look.Not sure if you can go to the top?  more »
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  • This was an excellent experience! I thoroughly enjoyed the walk up to the feet of Jesus to represent the mountain Jesus conquered for us all! The statues that were along side the path that represented the different events leading up to the crucifixion and the beautiful view at the top. Our God is so good to us! Thanks Poland, for making sure a precious display of our King Jesus for all to enjoy! God is good 😇🙌
  • On photos looks bigger then on your own eyes. Maybe when statue is on some Hill or rock then it would look more monumental, but he is on flat land.
  • Very nice piece of architecture. On top of the hill you get to see a nice view over the city of Świebodzin. There's also a motel right next to it, a lot of parking space and a little shop to buy souvenirs/to eat.
  • Very peaceful place ,you can walk around at your leisure ,
  • Lovely spot. Nice for a walk around.

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