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Here is information on 10 famous statues of the world that you can visit today. Of course, there are hundreds of famous statues in the world.   There is no official list of the 10 most famous statues. Our selection is based on popularity, fame, beauty or uniqueness. 

Only one of the famous statues from ancient times exists today.  Information on visiting the locations of famous statues from ancient times can be found on our Ancient Wonders page.

Travel Tip
: If you are interested in statues and sculptures, do a web search that includes those words along with the name of a city or country that you plan to visit.

Here are some websites with good pictures and information on many famous statues around the world. 
 
Wikipedia -List of Famous Statues  Beautiful site with excellent, comprehensive information.
 
The Top 10.  Here is their list of the top 10 famous statues in the world today.
 
Touropia.  They have two good lists - world famous statues and largest statues of the world.
 
Curious Photos - Famous Statues around the world.  They have pictures of 42 world statues.  Note: Don't get confused - the name, location and height (in meters) of each statue is above the picture of each statue, not below it!

 

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Christ The Redeemer
Christo Redentor in Brazilian Portuguese
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil NG

Official

  Site 1  Site 2 Go Go Go B   G   Y
Leshan Giant Buddha Statue
Leshan Grand Buddha
Leshan, China WHS

Unofficial

  Site 1  Site 2 Go Go Go B   G   Y
Moai Statues of Easter Island Easter Island NG

Unofficial

  Site 1  Site 2 Go Go Go B   G   Y
Mount Rushmore   history South Dakota, USA NG

Official

  Site 1  Site 2 Go Go Go B   G   Y
Mother Motherland is Calling
Various names - see Mother Russia
Volgograd, Russia MOW Official   Site 1  Site 2 Go Go Go B   G   Y
Michelangelo's David Florence, Italy NG Official   Site 1  Site 2 Go Go Go B   G   Y
Sphinx Near Cairo, Egypt NG Official   Site 1  Site 2 Go Go Go B   G   Y
Statue of Liberty New York City, USA   NG Official   Site 1  Site 2 Go Go Go B   G   Y
Great Temple of Ramses II

Abu Simbel, Egypt

NG Official   Site 1  Site 2 Go Go Go B   G   Y
Terracotta Army Xian, China NG

Unofficial

  Site 1  Site 2 Go Go Go B     Y
 
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