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Monumento a Cristo Rey

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Address: Antigua carretera a Mineral del Monte, Guanajuato 42001, Mexico
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Description: Located on a nearly 3,000-foot mountain called Cerro del Cubilete, this...
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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Get a tour or drive yourself there. You can also ride a local non-air conditioned-bus for 19 pesos (each direction). If you get a tour beware. You will be quoted a price, but... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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San Antonio, Texas
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San Antonio, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Get a tour or drive yourself there. You can also ride a local non-air conditioned-bus for 19 pesos (each direction). If you get a tour beware. You will be quoted a price, but meals end up costing over 30% more. Get all costs in writing and clarify if water, sodas, and coffee are included in the cost of meals. They... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

visited several years ago. It's really a religious shrine and of particular interest either to Mexican Catholics or people interested in the Cristero era of Mexican history.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We didn't make it to the top, this is a review of the road conditions: they were awful. I realize the top of the mountain could be and very possible is great however in no review did I see anyone mention in order to get to the top you have to drive on such poor conditions. The road is mostly... More 

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Houston, Texas, United States
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

About an hour drive from Guanajuato, Very worth the drive, dont mind the rocky roads once you are up there none of that will matter, views from up there are breathtaking you will not regret going the distance to this excursion, you can go by car, you can rent a taxi or simply book a tour at your hotel lobby,... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We hired a tour to go see the Cristo Rey. It is worth doing it. We only pay 180 pesos per person and they picked us up at the hotel. The hotel can arrange that for you, the day before or just a few hours before the tour. (We stayed at Edelmira Boutique Hotel.) It is a major Catholic stop.... More 

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Guanajuato, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This is what I found on El Cerro del Cubilete. It was an unexpected surprise. If I never make it to Brazil I feel fulfilled.

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Guanajuato, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This was an unexpected surprise. I had heard songs referring to El Cerro Del Cubilete, but I never expected what I found there. It's a must see.

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Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

It is also visible from the airport and when plane takes off. So, in case, you missed it somehow, you can catch a fleeting glimpse of this fantastic monument from Leon airport as well. Monument is approx 16 km from the city of Guanajuato, en route to the city of Leon, famous for its shoes. Site is accessible by public... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 via mobile

Visited this site on a day tour. I was the only gringo in the group. We also visited San Miguel de Allende and Dolores Hidalgo. The statue, related religious structures and site were impressive but it was so cold there it was not an enjoyable experience. So go, BUT TAKE A JACKET!

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

I was in the area with a friend who is from there (it's been many years since that trip, not Oct of last year) - it's a beautiful drive with great views from the top at the monument, well worth the drive. From what I remember, we got there around mid-day, it was pretty isolated and not a lot of... More 

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