Christ Of The Abyss Around The World

Besides the original statues built in the 1950’s that is found next to Portofino, there are other places where you can visit the Christ of the Abyss statue.

If you find yourself in San Fruttuoso but don’t want to dive in to watch it, you can admire a replica of it in the church of San Fruttuoso.

If you are in Lombardy, there is also a statue of the Christ in Chiesa di Valmalenco, in Lake Palu. Here, you won’t find the statue under the water at all times.

Christ Of The Abyss ReplicaInstead, during a ceremony at the beginning of each summer, the statue is placed on the lake’s bottom and it is taken out by the end of the summer.

Replica of Christ of the abyssThe original cast of the statue can also be found in Italy, not in Liguria, but in the city of Ravenna, inside the National Museum of Underwater Activities.

Probably the most popular replica of the statue can be found off the shore of Key Largo, Florida in the John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park.

The statue that can be found here was cast from the same mold as the original by Guido Galletti. It is a very popular attraction for divers and snorkelers alike.

The statue stand only 2-3 meters (7-10 feet) beneath sea level and can be visited all year round.

The bronze statue was placed in its current place in 1965 and since then it was encrusted by sponges and corals.

Finally, a smaller copy of the statue can also be found next to the city of St George’s, the capital city of the Caribbean nation, Grenada.

QUICK FACTS:
Height: 2.5 meters (8.5 feet)
Depth: San Fruttuoso = 17 m deep &
Key Largo = 2-3 m deep.
Placed under the sea: 1954
Sculptor: Guido Galletti