Travel Top 10 Statues Of The World – Wonderful Statues

Top 10 Statues of the world comprises of statues built by mankind. Even in prehistoric ages man has created statues to show loyalty, nationality, wonder, amusement and joy of victory. Now all over the world you will find various statues created for different reasons out of which two statues have made it to the list of wonders of world.

10 Most Famous & Greatest Statues Of The World

Following is a list of top 10 status which were made so that people can see them but few amongst them are moved to museum due to security.

1. Mother Russia Statue, Russia

Mother Russia Statue

Also known as “The Motherland Calls” is a statue built in Volgograd to commemorate the Battle of Stalingrad. Once it was the tallest structure in the world measuring above 85 meters.

2. Mount Nemrut, Turkey

Mount Nemrut Statues, Turkey

Built on top of mountain Nemrut is a tom sanctuary where you can see various statues of two lions, two eagles and various Greek, and Persian gods. Sunrise and Sunset are the major attraction of the area which give the body less heads a very beautiful orange hue.

3. Statue of Little Mermaid, Copenhagen

Little Mermaid Statue Copenhagen

Built on the rocks of Copenhagen harbor at Langeline, Statue of Mermaid is a major tourist attraction in Copenhagen. It is amongst the smallest statues in the world still holds a remarkable place in the world history. Statue of Little Mermaid was built in order to commemorate the play of little mermaid. Later due to fear of tourist climbing upon the statue it has been moved to Copenhagen museum.

4. Olmec Heads, Mexico

Olmec Heads, Mexico

Olmec civilization which flourished from 1400-400 BC must have created those helmeted heads. It is believed that these heads are built to portray their kings, rulers. There are 17 heads which are found till today and none of heads are similar to each other. Size of these helmeted heads are about 3.4 meters.

5. Lions of Delos, Greece

Lions of Delos, Greece

Lions of Delos were built to protect the holy sanctuary much before the Greek mythology made it to the birthplace of Artemis and Apollo. These lions are built of white marbles. Out of 9 lions 3 are weathered and only 5 lions are remaining which are kept in Delos Archeological museum.

6. Statue of Liberty, New York

Statue of Liberty, New York

French gave this statue as a gift for signing declaration of Independence which is standing still on Liberty Island in New York. Statue of Liberty is one of the most popular statues in the world which is seen in various movies. It represents a woman wearing a stola, a radiant crown and sandals, trampling a broken chain, carrying a torch in her raised right hand and a tabula ansata tablet.

7. Statue of David

David Statue

This 5.17 meter statue created by famous Renaissance artist Michelangelo which portrays the Biblical King David who was victorious over Goliath. This statue was moved in 1873 to the Accademia Gallery in Florence to protect from damage. A replica was placed in the Piazza della Signoria, at the original location.

8. Christ the Redeemer, Rio De Janeiro

Christ the Redeemer, Rio De Janeiro

This statue of Christ is located at the peak of Corcovade mountains which are over 700 meter tall. Height of this statue is 39.6 meters which includes 9.5 meter pedestal which are over 30 meter wide. This statue has become a synonym of Rio de Janeiro which is the second tallest statue in the world behind statue of Cristo de la Concordia in Bolivia.

9. The Great Sphinx, Giza

The Great Sphinx, Giza

The Great Sphinx which is located at the Giza plateau is one of the largest and oldest statues in the world. The age of this statue is unknown and there is a great debate for whom it was built. One of the largest monolith statue of the world attracts thousands of visitors every year. It is believed that the Great Sphinx was built in 2500 BC by Pharaoh Khafre who also built the second pyramid in Giza.

10. Moai, Easter Island

Moai, Easter Island

Built on the most isolated island on earth Moai statues are carved by Polynesian colonizers. The tallest moai erected, called Paro, was almost 10 meters (33 ft) high and weighed 75 tonnes. The statues were till standing when Europeans first visited the island, but most would be cast down during later conflicts between clans. Today about 50 moai have been re-erected on Easter Island or museums elsewhere.

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  • Katie

    @Sean When you are making a list of top 10 then there are chances that your favorite places don’t get entry to the top 10 because the other things turn out to be more popular. I know that Tian Tian Buddha and Mount Rushmore should be there in the list but then this list would be have been 12 Statues rather than 10. By the way thanks for writing a comment and your site looks good.

  • Katie

    @Sean When you are making a list of top 10 then there are chances that your favorite places don’t get entry to the top 10 because the other things turn out to be more popular. I know that Tian Tian Buddha and Mount Rushmore should be there in the list but then this list would be have been 12 Statues rather than 10. By the way thanks for writing a comment and your site looks good.

  • Derek Pereira

    Size matters!? Then call them famous Top 10 colossal statues. For “famous” or “Top Ten” alone would have to include the famous Kalpa Vigraha that has captivated the imagination of collectors worldwide. A small statue that you could hide in the palm of your hand, it has generated more interest than the grand show pieces you have depicted in this page.

  • Derek Pereira

    Size matters!? Then call them famous Top 10 colossal statues. For “famous” or “Top Ten” alone would have to include the famous Kalpa Vigraha that has captivated the imagination of collectors worldwide. A small statue that you could hide in the palm of your hand, it has generated more interest than the grand show pieces you have depicted in this page.

  • Katie

    Kalpa Vigraha is a small image of Shiva which is believed to be the oldest Hindu idol discovered so far on earth. It is believed to be 28,540 years old as per carbon dating. But, when we are talking about Statues we are talking about most popular statues. Even many Indians won’t be knowing much about Kalpa Vigraha, one of the reason for not including Kalpa Vigraha in my list.

  • Katie

    Kalpa Vigraha is a small image of Shiva which is believed to be the oldest Hindu idol discovered so far on earth. It is believed to be 28,540 years old as per carbon dating. But, when we are talking about Statues we are talking about most popular statues. Even many Indians won’t be knowing much about Kalpa Vigraha, one of the reason for not including Kalpa Vigraha in my list.

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  • Dane

    It is not true that The Mermaid statue in Denmark has moved to a museum. It is still on that rock at Langelinie. It was recently in Japan on a visit but otherwise she is still where she always has been. Her head has been decapitated twice by an artist Jorgen Nash presumably and the other time by unknown people as far as I know. But she has a new head now and is just as pretty as before the vandalizm. 

  • scott smith

    i really wish you could understand that this find shakes our understanding of human civilization to its fucking core… please i dont want to attack you personally or your intellegence but katie…do your self a favor and search “oldest bronze artifact.” youll find that everything we know, all conclusions weve drawn regarding the pace of technological advancement are based on lies. because even though you yourself just said this BRONZE statue is almost 30,000 years old… western text books, films, websites all state that actually….the oldest bronze ever found is only 6,000 years old. this artifact is completley ignored in the western world because of people like you, sorry to say.

  • scott smith

    i really wish you could understand that this find shakes our understanding of human civilization to its fucking core… please i dont want to attack you personally or your intellegence but katie…do your self a favor and search “oldest bronze artifact.” youll find that everything we know, all conclusions weve drawn regarding the pace of technological advancement are based on lies. because even though you yourself just said this BRONZE statue is almost 30,000 years old… western text books, films, websites all state that actually….the oldest bronze ever found is only 6,000 years old. this artifact is completley ignored in the western world because of people like you, sorry to say.

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