Havana's statue of Christ blesses the city from the other side of the bay, much like the famous Cristo del Corcovado in Rio de Janeiro.
Havana’s Statue of Christ. Inaugurated in 1958, the statue of white marble of Carrara, shows to Christ in attitude of blessing the city. With a height of 15 m, it’s placed upon a great pedestal of three meters.
Keeping in mind the elevation of the hill where it is located, it obtains a total height of 79 meters on the sea level, what makes it visible from many places of the capital. The Christ receives and he says goodbye to all the crafts that it enter and leave the Havana bay.
It’s in their type the highest in the whole Caribbean and, without a doubt, the biggest executed outdoors by a woman for their exhibition. Their sculptress was the Cuban Jilma Wood, winner of the competition summoned for it that executed the work in Italy.