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Famous Statues in The World

Statues that attract travelers around the world and inspire awe about the artists who sculpted them.
Manali Oak Oct 4, 2019

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Statue of Liberty

A magnificent copper statue that was a gift from France to the United States.

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Cruise Around

A 60-minute boat ride around the statue gives you some scenic views of New York and a glimpse of Ellis Island and the Brooklyn Bridge.

Christ the Redeemer

Among the famous statues in Brazil, this 98 feet high statue in Rio de Janeiro, is a symbol of Christianity and enlisted in the New7Wonders of the World.

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Worth a Sight

For the statue's overwhelming size and the balance of elements, materials and structure leave you in awe of olden architectural and design skills.

Statue of Unity

At 182 m, this statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the first Home Minister of Independent India, is the highest in the world.

Awe-inspiring!

A display of a nation's ambition to outrank the then existing world's highest statue in the effort to stand out as well as boost the country's tourism.

The Thinker

Found around the world, representative of philosophy, this statue depicts a man thinking deeply.

Surprising How

Some consider this statue to be a depiction of poet Dante, while others believe it to be representing the sculptor Rodin.

David (Michelangelo)

Among the most famous statues in Italy, this 17 feet high marble statue depicts the Bible character David.

Unconventional

Michelangelo does not portray a victorious David but rather depicts him before the battle with Goliath.

Great Sphinx of Giza

A mythological figure with the head of a human and body of a lion, this limestone statue is located on the Giza plateau in Egypt.

Why Visit

It is the oldest known monumental sculpture in Egypt, depicting king Khafre, or possibly his father Khufu.

Pieta

Located in St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City, featuring on the list of famous Roman statues, Pieta is a famous work of Michelangelo and the first in the theme.

Unique Because

Pieta is the only sculpture that Michelangelo ever signed.

Moai

More than 900 monolithic human figures built by the Rapa Nui people on Easter Island in Polynesia.

Wonder How

These statues of heights over 10 m and weights of more than 80 tonnes must have been created and transported!

Spring Temple Buddha

Located in the Henan Province of China, this 128 m high statue of Buddha is the second-highest in the world.

Did You Know?

The Tianrui hot spring from which this statue derives its name, is believed to have healing properties.

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Terrace of Lions

Statues of 9-12 roaring, eastward-facing lions dot the way towards Delos in Greece, that was believed to be the birthplace of Apollo.

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A Strange Similarity

The way these statues are set up is similar to how sphinxes were placed in Ancient Egypt

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Manneken Pis

This 61 cm bronze statue in Brussels is representative of the independent minds and the sense of humor of the people there.

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Fun Fact

This statue boasts of a wardrobe of 900 suits and is dressed up in different attires to mark special occasions.

The Little Mermaid

Sculpted by Edvard Eriksen, this 1.25 m tall and 175 kgs (in weight) bronze statue is placed on a rock at the Langelinie promenade in Copenhagen, Denmark. It depicts a mermaid becoming human.

Most Photographed!

Inspired by a fairy tale, this statue is one of the most photographed statues in the world.

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The Motherland Calls

This statue is 85 m tall and more than 8,000 tonnes in weight and was designed by sculptor Yevgeny Vuchetich and structural engineer Nikolai Nikitin as a depiction of Motherland calling her children for help.

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Be Amazed!

Located in Volgograd, Russia, this statue is dedicated to the Heroes of the Stalingrad Battle. It is the tallest statue in Europe and the world's tallest statue of a woman.

Olmec Colossal Heads

Depictions of human heads built in basalt, these statues are 1.17 to 3.4 meters in height and 6 to 50 tonnes in weight. They represent Olmec rulers and have distinct head gear.

Mysterious

They are thought to have been created in 9000 BC, but the exact dates are not known. It is a mystery how such large stones must have been transported.

Think

Why are statues created? Probably to honor famous people or perhaps purely out of artistic inspiration.