History November 23, 2016 at 11:00 am

Top 8 Historic Sites You Must Visit in Angola

Fredrick Ngugi | Contributor

Fredrick Ngugi November 23, 2016 at 11:00 am

November 23, 2016 at 11:00 am | History

Christ the King Statue

Christ the King Statue. Photo Credit: Flickr

Christ the King Statue

Christ the King Statue is a Catholic monument and shrine dedicated to Jesus Christ and is located in the city of Lubango, Angola. It was designed in 1957 by Portuguese engineer Madeira Frazao Sardinha. In April 2014, the statue was listed as an Angolan World Heritage Site. The statue, which was inspired by the Christ the Redeemer Statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, was built as a Catholic landmark but also represented colonial interests. The structure is 130 meters tall and stands on a foundation of stones, cement, and bricks.

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