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Christ the King Statue, Swiebodzin

Categories: Monuments, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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2.9/5 based on 45+ reviews on the web
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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  • Very beautiful statue of Jesus Christ the King. The statue stands with the 2010 year and nobody knows about it. The statue is 36 metres. Very few tourists, as the place is not advertised, despite the fact that the world's largest statue of Jesus Christ. Terrific place that you must visit.
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  • Looks best from a distance (with S3 just in time). Close up is disappointing, the bursting of the concrete, neglected infrastructure, but a commemorative photo can be cyknąć. So big monuments is probably just from afar should be watching, right? ;)
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  • A monumental statue of Christ in the small town of Poland is worthy of her visit. Looks great, is breathtaking. In my opinion, no worse than the famous Brazilian, but not people, not as advertised, so you can come closer and enjoy the spectacle. Built in the year 2010, that is relatively young, the statue is 36 m.
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  • 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
  • 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!
  • Aragorn de Swiebodzin jest super
  • The currently highest Christ the Redeemer of the world. Nice views to have, the environment is unfortunately absolutely boring and definitely expandable. Everything seems typical Polish unfinished.
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  • Cool good idea
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