12 Famous Places That Don’t Look Like We Expected

In brochures, countries are depicted as pure paradise and the pictures are so incredible that you just can’t believe your eyes. But sometimes the fairytale scenery turns out to be dull. We don’t want to upset you before your well-deserved vacation, we just want to bust the myths about famous places to help you be prepared.

Smartzune .com has decided to show some popular tourist attractions the way they actually are.

Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro

Christ the Redeemer, Portuguese Cristo Redentor, colossal statue of Jesus Christ at the summit of Mount Corcovado, Rio de Janeiro, southeastern Brazil. It was completed in 1931 and stands 98 feet (30 metres) tall, its horizontally outstretched arms spanning 92 feet (28 metres). The statue, made of reinforced concrete clad in a mosaic of thousands of triangular soapstone tiles, sits on a square stone pedestal base about 26 feet (8 metres) high,

12 Famous Places That Don’t Look Like We Expected

which itself is situated on a deck atop the mountain’s summit. The statue is the largest Art Deco-style sculpture in the world and is one of Rio de Janeiro’s most recognizable landmarks.The statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro isn’t even bigger than the Statue of Liberty’s pedestal. The height of the statue in Brazil with its pedestal is just 124 ft and the Statue of Liberty’s basement and pedestal are 153 ft high. The full height of the Statue of Liberty is 305 ft.