Europe is known for its culture, history, and its beautiful scenery. Tall structures have also long been part of Europe’s architectural history. So without further ado, here are the Top 10 Tallest Statues In Europe Ever Built.
1. The Motherland CallS
Located in Volgograd, Russia, The Motherland Calls is Europe’s tallest statue since 1967. According to Britannica, the sculpture is in commemoration of the Battle of Stalingrad. Furthermore, it spans 85m tall or about half as tall as The Washington Monument, according to themeasureofthings.com.
2. The Motherland Monument
According to their website, The Motherland Monument is one of the visiting cards of Kyiv, Ukraine. It opened in 1981 and is currently Europe’s second-tallest statue. Additionally, it spans 62m tall or about half as tall as The Great Pyramid of Giza, according to themeasureofthings.com.
3. Atatürk Mask
Completed in 2009, the Atatürk Mask is Europe’s third-tallest statue ever built. According to defnee.com, it commemorates the founder of the Republic of Turkey, Kemal Atatürk. Moreover, the statue stands at 40m tall or about seven times a Giraffe’s height, according to themeasureofthings.com.
4. Christ The King
According to Reuters, the Christ the King statue in western Poland is Europe’s fourth-tallest statue ever built. It opened in 2010 and featured a gold crown symbolizing Christ’s ministry on earth. Furthermore, it spans 36m tall or about two-fifths as tall as Big Ben, according to themeasureofthings.com.
5. Alyosha Monument
Since its completion in 1974, Russia’s Alyosha Monument has been Europe’s fifth-largest statue ever built. According to radissonhotels.com, it is a memorial to their soldiers during World War II. And additionally, it spans 35.5m tall or thrice as tall as a Telephone Pole, according to themeasureofthings.com.
6. Birth Of A New Man
According to Reuters, the Birth of a New Man statue in Seville, Spain, is Europe’s sixth-largest statue ever built. It commemorates the point where Christopher Columbus started his journey to the Americas. And it measures 35m tall or about six times a Giraffe’s height, according to themeasurofthings.com.
7. Statue of Gargantua
According to Wikipedia, the Statue of Gargantua was one of the attractions of the now-closed Mirapolis theme park in France. It is Europe’s seventh-tallest statue standing at 33.5m tall or about twice as tall as The Hollywood Sign, according to themeasureofthings.com.
8. The Cosmoplanetary Messiah
Completed in 1990, The Cosmoplanetary Messiah is Europe’s eighth-largest statue ever built. But authorities demolished it in 2001 as it didn’t have appropriate permits, according to atlasobscura.com. Furthermore, it spans 33m tall or about one-third as tall as Big Ben, according to themeasureofthigs.com.
Next is the “La Madone” in France. According to their website, it is a monumental statue of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart built during 1938 and 1940. Furthermore, it’s tied with the Cosmoplanetary Messiah as Europe’s eighth-tallest statue ever made at 33m tall or about one-third as tall as The Statue of Liberty, according to themeasureofthings.com.
10. The Kelpies
Since its completion in 2013, the Kelpies has been Europe’s tenth-tallest statue ever built. According to visitscotland.com, the Kelpies represent the lineage of the heavy horse of Scottish industry and economy. Furthermore, it spans 30m tall or about half as tall as The Leaning Tower of Pisa, according to themeasureofthings.com.
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