Cristo de la Habana
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This marble statue by sculptor Jilma Madera has watched over the city of Havana since its 1958 inauguration. The monument has one of the most beautiful vistas of Havana due to its placement on one of the city’s highest points. Go at sunset—it’s romantic then. Some visitors take a marble stone as a token of good luck.
The Christ of Havana (Spanish: Cristo de La Habana) is a large sculpture representing Jesus of Nazareth on a hilltop overlooking the bay in Havana, Cuba. It is the work of the Cuban sculptor Jilma Madera, who won the commission for it in 1953. The statue was carved out of white Carrara marble, the…
The statue was carved out of white Carrara marble, the same material used for many of the monuments of the Colon Cemetery. The statue is about 20 metres (66 ft) high including a 3-metre (10 ft) base. It weighs approximately 320 tons. The statue was built from 67 blocks of marble that had been…
This marble 20 meters tall Christ statue is located in the opposite shore of the Bay, welcoming visitors that arrive by the port. It was carved by the famous Cuban artist Jilma Madera. From that advantage point you can have one of the most beautiful views of Havana. The fishermen village below…
Majestuosa y colosal estatua que se encuentra a la entrada del puerto de La Habana, a la izquierda, entre la vetusta fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabaña y el pueblo de Casablanca. Los valores del monumento, icono de La Habana, lo convierten en patrimonio de obligada conservación y cuidado.