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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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Very nice views

Go with the tour it's kinda far from down town Guanajuato. It is worth the trip, they have the very elegant church the huge sculpture and a little museum to read about the history

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Go with the tour it's kinda far from down town Guanajuato. It is worth the trip, they have the very elegant church the huge sculpture and a little museum to read about the history

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Signal Hill, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

It's a bit of a drive but you can hire a taxi to get you there. It's definitely worth a looksie. :) While you're there, support the local businesses and eat there. For about $5 (~70 pesos) you can eat a typical meal at one of the local outdoor restaurants. Typical meals include mole con pollo, puerco en chile colorado... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The view from here is the best you can get, it really shows you how the city is laid out and the colors are hard to believe.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This truly an incredible sight to see. The view from above is just simply amazing as it overlooks all of Guanajuato and on clear day you could easily see Leon. The drive is a slow one and that's a good thing as the is skinny and overlooks the valleys below. It's certainly worth of a trip. If you're not comfortable... More 

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Ronneby, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

First of all, it's very easy to get here from GTO. There is a bus going from the city centre and the same bus is waiting there for like an hour before going back to the city. That gives you enough time to walk around the statue, take pictures and visit the church. Unlike many other Cristo Rey, you can't... More 

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Fresno
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I've seen a few of these monuments in other Latin countries, so it may not have been as exciting to me to see it, but if you're going to Valenciana anyway, it's not that much farther. Here are my thoughts: PROs: -If you've never seen a giant Cristo monument before, GO. It's cool. It's simply gigantic. -It's an easy bus... More 

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Helena, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This monument is huge and truly awesome. It's a quick trip away from GTO up a windy road. It affords beautiful views of the surrounding countryside and there are some great little food shacks and stores along the way. I would definitely recommend it for a half day excursion out of the city!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

My coworker and I drove up to the top of the hill in our rental car. Truly classic Mexico on the drive up with cobblestone roads winding the way to the top of the mountain. Got to the top, did our pictures in about 10 mins and then headed down stopping for a cervesa on the way back in one... More 

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Haslet, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

It is truly an awe-inspiring site...and it took just 2 hours 15 minutes round trip from Guanajuato. Worth the trip!

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

For Christians (or really anyone) this is a must see if you're anywhere in the area. The day I went, it rained very hard the entire cab ride up to the statue so the drive that at best is rough, was even worse. But, the rain stopped when I got to the top and it was totally worth the drive.... More 

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