Cristo Redentore

Maratea, Italy

The Statue of Christ the Redeemer of Maratea (Cristo Redentore di Maratea) is a statue of Jesus Christ in Maratea, southern Italy, realized in Carrara marble on the top of the Mountain St. Biagio.

The sculpture was created by the Florentine sculptor Bruno Innocenti. The entire Statue was completed in 1965.

This is the third tallest statue of Jesus in Europe and the fifth in the world. It is 21,20 metres high, the head is 3 metres in height and the arm-span is 19 metres from finger tip to finger tip.

The idea to realize the statue of Christ the Redeemer in Maratea belongs to the Count Stefano Rivetti di Val Cervo, during his trip in Brazil, while he was flying over the Corcovado. When he came back to Italy he asked Bruno Innocenti, professor of sculpture at the Istituto d’Arte of Florence, to realize the big statue of Christ the Redeemer that became the symbol of Maratea.

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Via Castello 2, Maratea, Italy
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Founded: 1965
Category: Statues in Italy

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Mariana Lamarca (6 months ago)
Amazing view, however to go up a certain point you have to pay a bus drive (1€ round trip) or go by foot (1km - 15/20 min walk). My grandma is in a wheelchair and we could not imagine bringing her here, sadly.
Annelies Vanneuville (6 months ago)
What a view! The road from Agropoli to Maratea is fantastic. The coast en the mountains meet each other perfectly. Then suddenly the statue shows on top of the mountain. Worth the trip!
Elizabeth Fiore (7 months ago)
Amazing view and very well organised
Agnieszka Silska (7 months ago)
The statue itself looks better from distance but the view from the top is amazing. Definitely worth visiting. The parking was free and you can take a bus to the top (1€ per person) but the road to the top is nice and quite short.
Margarita Birardi (3 years ago)
Well, i was not impressed by statue, church was really pretty. I loved more local animals. There are lots of different souvenirs. Bit expensive sometimes. There's a parking where you can buy a bus ticket to go up. Costs 1 euro. Parking was paid for 5 euro
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