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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, Cultural
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Owner 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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Guanajuato, Mexico
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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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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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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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

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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48 reviews 48 reviews
12 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

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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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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