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Address: Piazzale San Carlo, Arona, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0322 249669
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An amazing statue - be aware of the opening hours

The trip to the statue is totally worth it. If you walk up, the way is well marked and you should have no problem finding the statue. Moreover, so many picturesque views will be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 28, 2015
AndreaPO4675WH
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Prague, Czech Republic
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Prague, Czech Republic
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37 reviews
23 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

The trip to the statue is totally worth it. If you walk up, the way is well marked and you should have no problem finding the statue. Moreover, so many picturesque views will be offered to you while walking. The statue is enormous and if you want to climb it, be aware of the changing opening hours.

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Paruzzaro, Italy
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25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

history to be seen and learnt here. nice site for scenery of the lake. some nice restaurants in the area also

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Canada
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162 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

This monument can be seen from miles around. It is truly impressive when you are standing at the foot of it. You can climb to the top and look out the eyes but it is a rather treacherous climb - not for the faint of heart!

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Thank landlcanada
Uk
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316 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

We climbed up the inside of this stunning statue some years ago. Now the heat, and advancing years (!), made us think twice about repeating the experience! But I recommend the climb for the chance of looking out of the eyes of the statue on to the beautiful Lake Maggiore. This year our hotel was close to the base of... More 

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1 Thank lakegirl48
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

Big copper statue. Good views from the lower stage or if you're up to it you can scale the very small spiral staircase and look out of the various small holes in his head for a great if somewhat restricted view. What's not to like?

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Napa, California, United States
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459 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

It is nice to see but we did not pay to go in and climb the stairs. There were better views of Lake Maggiore and it does not cost anything.

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Thank Napamel
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

I climbed the statue with my 10 year old boy. It is really quite claustrophobic inside and the ladder steep and even overhanging on a small section. We really enjoyed the adventure but not for anyone without a head for heights. The guardian wasn't keen to give my son a safety harness (too much work). It would be a long... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

The statue has a great view over Lake Maggiore. Most visitors get to the viewing platform which you can see in the picture. It might not be worth paying the entry fee just for this, but from there you can climb a rather precarious set of ladders inside the statue into the head where you can look out from the... More 

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Tarxien, Malta
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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

It is very rare that I do this type of remarks. Really nothing special. Statue can be climbed from the inside. Great view. Beware if you are claustrophobic; to be avoided if you are!

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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74 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

The statue is very big and impressive. It is possible to climb it from the inside and to access it from the basement.

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