They say, man is the most creative creature on this earth. The quote stands true as we have created some incredible architectural marvels with our imagination. The world has more than 100 statues that are sure to lure you with their eternal charm. But, here are some of the most famous statues in the world that you must see in your lifetime.
Statue of Liberty, USA
Nestled on the Liberty Island in Manhattan, the Statue of Liberty is the most recognised figurine in the world. The statue was gifted to US from the people of France as a token of celebration of 100 years of the United States Declaration of Independence. On your US holiday tour, you can also explore other attractions such as the Empire State Building, Times Square, Brooklyn Bridge and more that are located in close proximity of this humungous sculpture.
Christ the Redeemer, Brazil
Located on the Peak of Corcovado Mountain, the statue of Christ the Redeemer is the largest Art Deco statue in the world. This statuette in Rio de Janeiro is Brazil’s most famous architectural gem. As you pay a visit to the hotspot, do explore other highlights of the city such as Copacabana, Tijuca National Park, Lapa Neighbourhood and more on your holiday to Rio de Janeiro.
The Great Sphinx, Egypt
Commonly known as the Sphinx, the statue is made of limestone and symbolizes a mythical creature with the body of a lion and head of a human. Standing on the Giza Plateau in Giza, Egypt, the effigy is the largest monolith statue in the world. Get close to this magnificent masterpiece on an Egypt adventure holiday package and make the most of your holiday. The ancient country offers various architectural wonders that will leave you awestruck including the pyramids, Karnak, Abu Simbel temples, Siwa Oasis, etc.
Moai, Easter Island, Chile
A visit to Chile with exclusive Chile holiday packages will take you to another majestic effigy. Carved by the people of Rapa Nui, these monolithic human figures have made to the list of most famous statues in the world. Each of the Moai has an overly large head, approximately three-eighth of the size of the whole statue. The tallest among them is known as Paro. The beautiful country has a lot more tucked in its kitty such as the Torres del Paine National Park, Valle de la Luna, La Moneda Palace, San Cristobal Hill, and other such places.
The Motherland Calls, Russia
The Motherland Calls statue, simply known as The Motherland, rests in the city of Volgograd. It is apparently one of the few non-religious statues that has become one of the most famous statues in the world. So plan a visit to Volgograd with Russia holiday packages and witness this stunning piece of artwork and other must-visit spots like Saint Basil’s Cathedral, Hermitage Museum, Red Square, Peterhof Palace and much more.
The Little Mermaid, Denmark
The Little Mermaid in Denmark is craved in glistening bronze and depicts a beautiful mermaid. The statue is based on the famous fairy tale of “The Littel Mermaid”, this small and unimposing statue is Copenhagen’s icon and attracts thousands of visitors. Other places of interest in the vicinity include Tivoli Gardens, Rosenberg Castle, Amalienborg, etc.
David Statue, Italy
Another masterpiece that has been the centre of attraction for decades, the statue of David was created between 1501 and 1504 by the famed Italian artist Michelangelo. It is a marble sculpture depicting a naked man that represents the Biblical hero David. You can marvel at this genius sculpting work on a Florence tour as well as many other attractions nearby like the Florence Cathedral, Ponte Vecchio, Palazzo Pitti, San Miniato al Monte, etc.
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