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Monumento a Cristo Rey

Guanajuato, Mexico
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Ranked #5 of 31 Attractions in Guanajuato
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
Description: Located on a nearly 3,000-foot mountain called Cerro del Cubilete, this huge statue of Jesus is one of the largest in the world.
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Mexico City, Mexico
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

It's an adventure to go there...it's better to go by bus, you can take it near alhondiga. If you know the road you can go by car. The landscape all over the way is amazing, it's 2400 meters above sea level. There you can visit the church, the cristo is amazing very big.

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Houston, Texas
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18 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We took the city bus to see this place. We only paid 38 pesos round trip while if you take the tourist bus, they charge you between 120 - 150 pesos. This place is worth the trip. Do not miss it. The chapel is so gorgeous. It is peaceful and windy.

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McAllen, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This statue of Christ is the fifth monument erected on the top of this mountain (hill) - which can be seen from miles away. Interesting to know that the first one to be erected goes back to 1919. Which after being bombed by radicals in 1922 gave place to 3 more status until this last one was erected mid 20th... More

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Guardalajara
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Loved the view and the feel of the site recommend it worth the visit. Does not quite meet the impresive views seen in RIO but well worth the drive just the same.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

The view from the top were amazing! !!!! Peaceful and beautiful place, make sure you wait to see the sunset was magical. It's definitely worth the trip.

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Mundelein, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

The drive up the mountain to see Cristo Rey had some fabulous views. Once up there, the view was amazing. The statue is something to really marvel at. You can see the seams of where they pieced it together. We were traveling with lots of family and were therefore able to pick the time for our tour and choose to... More

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Edinburg, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

The trip up to the Monumento a Cristo Rey is an adventure in itself. This statue can be seen for miles around. The hill dominates this region. Out of curiosity I asked the priest there why the statue faces North. He said with a straight face, "Because the people up that way really need his help." Loved my visit here... More

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Oxnard, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

ues, the road take a whiel to get their, and many foreigners may say it takes too long ,but remember that u r not in the U.S. the monument itself is about 7-8 meters shorter than the one in brazil, but the cost to build it, how it looks, and the historical relevance of el cristo, make this much more... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

This Place Is The Best Place To Visit When You Wanna Explore Ancient History , Has Some Delicious Food With Great People . Has A Good View Of All Guanajuato Love The Souvenirs There . Definitely Visiting This Place Again . I Loved The Mass That Was Going On .

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Frankfurt, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Take the funicular up but walk down. That ways you save money and get more nice views on your way down.

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