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Monumento a Cristo Rey

Guanajuato, Mexico
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Ranked #4 of 30 attractions in Guanajuato
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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
5 reviews 5 reviews
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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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Edinburg, Texas
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

The trip up to the Monumento a Cristo Rey is an adventure in itself. This statue can be seen for miles around. The hill dominates this region. Out of curiosity I asked the priest there why the statue faces North. He said with a straight face, "Because the people up that way really need his help." Loved my visit here... More

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Oxnard, California
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65 reviews 65 reviews
10 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

ues, the road take a whiel to get their, and many foreigners may say it takes too long ,but remember that u r not in the U.S. the monument itself is about 7-8 meters shorter than the one in brazil, but the cost to build it, how it looks, and the historical relevance of el cristo, make this much more... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

This Place Is The Best Place To Visit When You Wanna Explore Ancient History , Has Some Delicious Food With Great People . Has A Good View Of All Guanajuato Love The Souvenirs There . Definitely Visiting This Place Again . I Loved The Mass That Was Going On .

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Frankfurt, Germany
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Take the funicular up but walk down. That ways you save money and get more nice views on your way down.

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Bloomfield Hills
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

This was a beautiful monument of Jesus. There was a mass going on. The views from the top of the mountain were absolutely breathtaking, Peaceful, and religiously fulfilling. Be sure to see the little Pope museum, Church and many other rooms. But be warned that the drive up was beautiful yet long(about an hour), very bumpy, steep with mostly no... More

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Roswell, Georgia, USA
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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27 reviews 27 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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