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Christ the King - Lubango
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Posted on August 3, 2011, 3:16 am
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Christ the King (Cristo Rei) is an extraordinary Statue of Christ overlooking the city of Lubango in South of Angola. This brilliant white marble statue that sits upon the escarpment that surrounds the town is visible from everywhere in Lubango.

Locally known as “Cristo Rei”, this 30-meters diameter statue is illuminated with glowing lights during the night, and from there visitors can enjoy a fantastic 180º view of the city of Lubango and surrounding areas.

 The also known as the Jesus Statue is only one of four in the world and probably the most beautiful and noticeable attraction in Lubango, and it is unique in Africa.

This stunning statue on the hill over Lubango, between the city and the Chela Mountains, is part of a set of 3, built using brilliant white marble, between 1945 and 1950, with the most famous being the statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro.

The second statue is in Lisbon with the 3rd of the set being right here in Lubango. In November 2010, a fourth similar statue was built in Swiebodzin, Poland.

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