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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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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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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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Steuben ME
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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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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

A 25 minute drive from Valenciana in guanajuato this jd a must see a traction. 300 tons of steel sitting on top of a mountain with pilgrims walking in and out the views are breath taking. This is the 5th monument built on this hill. Be prepared for buses and lots of people in church services.

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La Mesa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

spectacular, unpaved road up hill is worth driving, you can also hire a tour on a comfortable bus with a guide, the food up there is excellent, do not get discourage by appearance, all fondas (small restaurant) were really clean and food delicious, I recommend Nati & Eva,

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San Antonio, Texas
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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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Address: Antigua carretera a Mineral del Monte, Guanajuato 42001, Mexico
Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Guanajuato  >  Guanajuato

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