Christ the Redeemer is a statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is 39.6 metres (130 ft) tall, including its 9.5 metres (31 ft) pedestal, and 30 metres (98 ft) wide. It weighs 635 tonnes (625 long,700 short tons), and is located at the peak of the 700-metre (2,300 ft) Corcovado mountain in the Tijuca Forest National Park overlooking the city. A symbol of Christianity. It is made of reinforced concrete and soapstone, and was constructed between 1922 and 1931.