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European Journal

Poland: The Biggest Christ

The town of Swiebodzin in western Poland is now home to Poland’s latest new attraction: the world's largest statue of Christ Jesus.

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The statue itself, counting the gilded crown, is 36 meters tall. Add the base, and the monument reaches a height of 58 meters, thus surpassing the size of the Christ statues in Cochabamba, Bolivia and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The idea for the statue came from a local priest. After initial hesitation, the town decided on the project. And it expects economic advantages from big-spending pilgrims and tourists.