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Monumento a Cristo Rey

Guanajuato, Mexico
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Ranked #6 of 28 attractions in Guanajuato
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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Roswell, Georgia, USA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

I had an assignment at one of my employer's manufacturing facilities close by, and I had the opportunity to drive up to the top of the mountain where this monastery sits. It's beautiful. You can see for miles from the top. There's a little gift shop there where you can buy some trinkets if you so desire. There's also a... More

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Downey, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Dont miss out! The food stands at the bottom on the hill are AMAZING be sure to try the gorditas!! The view is breathe taking. Take a camera!

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Lethbridge, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

We are not religious per se but made the long trip up based on the 'cool' factor of the site. I had read reviews about the drive and what everyone has said is true (all part of the adventure though). Do not expect any signs from the toll highway--we ended up driving quite a ways past, then back tracking on... More

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Palm Springs, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

I don't really agree with previous reviews about the trip up to Cristo De Rey. It's not a "nail biter" as the road is wide enough for three cars. The issue is it's all cobblestone up to the top and it's hard to drive faster than 20mph. With that being said, take your time, and enjoy the many different views... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

A round place built on the very top of a round pointed volcano, with a round church with translucent rock windows in the cupola. A view all around over all of the surroundings. Take the local bus, much cheaper than tours from Guanajuato.

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Charleston, South Carolina
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Definitely worth the time to go. I took a tour bus that was arranged from the El Jardin visitor information center. (120 pesos) It wasn't a very good tour and the guide was awful, but the view was worth it If you have a good sense of geography and can handle the language, you can take a public bus, which... More

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Trufant, Michigan, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

I drove a rental car up to the top. It is not a drive for the faint at heart as most of it is cobblestone road. The drive was worth the sites. It is a very inpressive statue and make sure you go inside as there is a crown of thorns around the interior.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

The drive can be slow but the views are worth it! For more adventure take the back road into town, the villages and oddities will delight or frighten you. Becareful as there are still active mines and trucks as you head down the mountain into town.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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80 reviews 80 reviews
42 attraction reviews
194 helpful votes 194 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

It takes about 20-30 minutes to get up the mountain to the monument, but it's worth it. Every year many people, including large groups of young people, make the pilgrimage (walking) up to the Cristo Rey. This 20m bronze statue of Christ can be seen for miles and once up the mountain to the site you, too, can see for... More

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Guadalajara, Mexico
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17 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Smaller than the Corcovado one in Brazil, but still beautiful! So majestic and the little chapel underneath is awesome and very pretty. Impressive decor. Its like 45-50 mins from Guanajuato by car and the roads are half paved, half unpaved so expect a bumpy ride. Take a sweater, gets a little bit chilly cause of the winds.

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