Edit Note - Dec. 01, 2014: Subject title changed from "World's Tallest Statue of Virgin Mary" to "World's Tallest Statue of Virgin Mary with the Infant Jesus"

World's tallest statue of Virgin Mary with the Infant Jesus is located in the town of Haskovo, Bulgaria. Officially known as 'Monument of The Blessed Virgin Mary', the statue which shows Virgin Mary holding infant Christ in her hands, is 14 metres (46 ft) high and stands on 17 metres (55 ft 9 in) high pedestal. Inside the pedestal is a small Bulgarian Orthodox Chapel resembling an ancient church and also features a stone altar.

Virgin Mary is the patron saint of the town and the monument was dedicated to her on the feast of Nativity of the Virgin on September 8,2003. It was listed in 2004 Guinness World Records as the tallest statue of the Virgin.

The monument is now a major symbol and tourist attraction of the town and is one of the the 100 Tourist Sites of Bulgaria.


Image from Panoramio is by Vladimir Tsekov


Image from Flickr is by Radoslav Rusinov


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