Famous Statues of the World

Statue of Unity

Statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

Location: Kevadia, Gujarat (India)

Year built: 2018

Material: Bronze

Designed by: Ram Vanji Sutar

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was the first Home Minister of India and instrumental in integrating small states into a single nation. With a height of 182 meters, the statue is the tallest in the world.

Statue of Liberty

Statue of Libertas, the Roman Goddess

Location: Liberty Island, New York

Year built: 1886

Material: Copper

Designed by: Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, a French sculptor

It was a gift to the United States from the people of France.
The date inscribed on the tablet is the date of the American Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776.

Christ the Redeemer

Statue of Jesus Christ

Location: Corcovado mountain, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

Year built: 1931

Material: Soapstone

Designed by: French sculptor Paul Landowski

It is located at the peak of the 700-metre Corcovado mountain in the Tijuca National Park overlooking the city of Rio de Janeiro and considered a symbol of Christianity around the world.

Little Mermaid

Statue of a mermaid

Location: Langeline Promenade, Copenhagen (Denmark)

Year built: 1913

Material: Bronze

Designed by: Edvard Eriksen

The statue is based on a fairy tale named The Litle Mermaid written by Danish author Hans Christian Andersen in 1837.

Manneken Pis

Statue of a child peeing.

Location: Brussels (Belgium)

Year built: 1618 or 1619

Material: Bronze

Designed by: Hiëronymus or Jerome Duquesnoy the Elder

The statue is known to the people of Brussels as their oldest citizen. It is also adorned in various costumes throughout the year to mark festivals, holidays, and other events.

Mount Rushmore National Memorial

Statues of 4 US Presidents

Location: Mt Rushmore, Black Hills, Keystone, South Dakota (U.S.A.)

Year built: 1925

Material: Carved on the granite of the mountain

Designed by: Gutzon Borglum & Lincoln Borglum

The four US Presidents are

  1. George Washington, the first President of USA
  2. Thomas Jefferson, the third President and the primary drafter of United States Declaration of Independence.
  3. Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President who led the country through the American Civil War.
  4. Theodore Roosevelt, who provided leadership when America experienced rapid economic growth as it entered the 20th Century.

Leshan Giant Buddha

Statue of Buddha

Location: Sichuan near the city of Leshan (China)

Year built: Between 713 and 803

Material: Carved on the cliffs of red sandstones.

Built by: various craftsmen in history

The statue overlooks the confluence of three rivers, the Minjiang, Dadu and Qingyi.
It is the largest stone Buddha statue in the world.