29 Must-See Statues and Where to Find Them

The subjective artistic vision of a creative mind can be expressed in millions of ways yet one of the best ways of doing so is to “hew away the rough walls that imprison the lovely apparition [a sculpture]” (as Michelangelo would say) and let raw materials come to life in the fairest of fashions. Sculptures, thus, are minerals brought alive by those who see life beyond life, by those who live and breathe the artistic manna (or prana, if that is what you prefer). For this particular reason, we are going to share the following list with you – yes, you guessed it, the one that is going to reveal some of the most beautiful sculpted masterpieces of the world and tell you where to visit them. Pick up those travelling-packs and prepare for the journey of your lives!

1. Michelangelo: David – Galleria dell’Accademia (Florence, Italy)

2. Gyanmati Mataji: The Statue of Ahimsa – Mangi-Tungi, India

3. Miklós Ligeti: The Statue of Anonymus – Vajdahunyad Castle (Budapest, Hungary)

4. Alexander Calandrelli: King Friedrich Wilhelm IV – Alte Nationalgalerie (Berlin, Germany)

5. Hippolyte Lefèbvre: Jeanne d’Arc – Basilique du Sacré-Cœur (Paris, France)

6. Hippolyte Lefèbvre: King Louis IX – Basilique du Sacré-Cœur (Paris, France)

7. The Terracotta Army – Terracotta Army Museum (Xi’an, China)

8. Sonia de Grandmaison: Sir John A. Macdonald – Victoria Park (Regina, Canada)

9. Christ the Redeemer – Located at the peak of the Corcovado Mountain in the Tijuca Forest National Park (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

10. César and Wálter Terrazas Pardo: Cristo de la Concordia – San Pedro Hill (Cochabamba, Bolivia)

11. Jean-Louis Van Geel: Lion’s Mound (The Lion of Waterloo) – Braine-l’Alleud, Belgium

12. Anton Dominik Fernkorn: Prince Eugene (Prince Eugene of Savoy) – Heldenplatz (Vienna, Austria)

13. Frank Rusconi: Dog on the Tuckerbox – Snake Gully (Gundagai, Australia)

14. Enrico Pazzi: Prince Mihailo Monument – Republic Square (Belgrade, Serbia)

15. Ivan Martos: The Monument to Minin and Pozharsky – Red Square (Moscow, Russia)

16. Carl Eldh: The Branting Monument – Stockholm, Sweden

17. Augustus Saint-Gaudens: Abraham Lincoln: The Head of State – Grand Park (Chicago, USA)

18. Gerald L. K. Smith: Christ of the Ozarks – Magnetic Mountain (Eureka Springs, USA)

19. Blaine Gibson: Partners – Disneyland Park (Anaheim, USA), Magic Kingdom (Bay Lake, USA), Tokyo Disneyland (Tokyo, Japan), Walt Disney Studios (Brubank, USA), Walt Disney Studios Park (Paris, France)

20. Giuseppe Moretti: Vulcan – Vulcan Park & Museum (Birmingham, USA)

21. Bruno Schmitz: The Indiana State Soldiers and Sailors Monument – Monument Circle (Indianapolis, USA)

22. Robert Mills: The Washington Monument – Mount Vernon Place (Baltimore, USA)

23. Marshall Fredericks: The Cross in the Woods – 7078 M-68 (Indian River, USA)

24. Carl Milles: The Vision of Peace – located at the Fourth Street entrance of the Saint Paul City Hall and Ramsey County Courthouse (Saint Paul, USA)

25. Our Lady of the Rockies – located atop the Continental Divide (Butte, USA)

26. Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi and Alexandre Gustave Eiffel: The Statue of Liberty – Liberty Island (New York Cuty, USA)

27. Tomás Batista: Monumento al Jíbaro Puertorriqueño – Barrio Lapa (Salinas, Puerto Rico)

28. Christ of Vũng Tàu – Mount Nho (Vũng Tàu, Vietnam)

29. Emil Venkov: The Statue of Lenin – Fremont (Seattle, Washington)

Did you enjoy our list?

How many of the aforementioned statues have you visited and how many are still good to go (if you know what we mean)? Hit the comment section below and tell us all about it! Safe travels!

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