El Cristo De La Habana
El Cristo De La Habana
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Fergs85
Thornton-Le-Dale, UK993 contributions
Mar 2020
We had a tour guide on our first day in Havana and this is where he took us at the start -the statue (marble, 60 feet tall) is impressive enough, but it’s more useful for the purposes of orientation, as you get a whole perspective on the scale and appearance of Havana from that side of the river.
If you’re travelling independently it’s very easy to take the local ferry that crosses the harbour, and it’s a fairly easy walk up the hill to the monument itself. The ferry ride is worth it in its own right by the way - mostly used by locals and very cheap.
Written April 9, 2020
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Danglish.adventures
Copenhagen, Denmark457 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
For 20cent we caught the ferry from the old town across to predominantly see the fortresses. The statue is free to view and no as exiting or large as others around the world. However if you are walking this way you visit.
Written February 14, 2020
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Vukojebinje
London, UK444 contributions
May 2022 • Solo
The statue is pretty cool (though nothing more), and it’s a pale imitation of its equivalent in Rio, but it’s worth crossing the bay to see it and the views over Havana are as good as you’ll get. It takes a bit of effort to cross the bay (if not using a taxi), but it would be a shame not to - and the area around the statue is also beautiful and good for a walk. If you combine a visit to the statue with a visit to the fort, you won’t feel cheated - this formed the basis of one of my favourite afternoons in Havana.
Written May 24, 2022
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MPWEST10
Mandurah, Australia626 contributions
Mar 2020
We stayed in Havana for nine days so had plenty of time to cover most attractions. We caught a local ferry across and walked up the road to the statue. Interesting history with the 1950 Batista president comissioning the statue (a copy of the one in Rio de Janeiro) to try to gain popular support while Castro and che were taking over the island. It was made in Italy and blessed by the pope.
Written June 13, 2020
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Jaymz Bee
Toronto, Canada38 contributions
Mar 2022
The giant buddy Jesus statue looks so great from Old Havana.
Funny, cuz when I took an old car to the top of the hill, it didn't look nearly as large. It's big - but it's a long way to go for a statue.
The view is ok, but there is nothing to do in the area. Meh.
Written April 26, 2022
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boo59Leicester
Leicester, UK371 contributions
Mar 2022
HUGE. This is an impressive statue overlooking the harbour. Sits next to Che house. Plenty of great photo shots. It is well looked after. A must if you want to see the house of Che which is literally a few feet away.
Written March 6, 2022
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Paul v
Amsterdam, The Netherlands771 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
We came foe house of Che and the Fortress but sitting here and enjoying the view over the Harbour and seeing Habana in the otherside was greet.

Please take the starways down to the ferry back to Centro Habana.

Please make sure you have some small bills or CUP. The boatsman don't give change.

Written February 2, 2020
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REDMAN
Egaleo, Greece4,384 contributions
May 2019 • Friends
The statue above of Havana. We took a taxi, pass the tunnel, went to the Cristo and also witness the wonderful view as you can see!
Written July 2, 2019
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RedLyght
Philadelphia, PA326 contributions
May 2019 • Friends
It’s a great place to see the city from on high. You can also just relax for a while under the trees.

Beautiful statue in person. It looks almost impeccable.
Written May 16, 2019
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Texman
Benbrook, TX72 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
Our tour guide suggested a trip to El Cristo de La Habana because of its scenic overview of the Havana waterfront. The trip was easy enough from Old Havana although parking was somewhat limited. Our driver remained with the car while our tour guide directed us toward the iconic statue. There were perhaps 25-30 people milling about the base of the Christ figure, many of them seemed to be families traveling together, although there were obviously several couples enjoying the vista together as well. Somewhat disconcerting the Christ statue unfortunately had a fence encircling the base--presumably to prevent graffiti or defacement of this elegantly crafted marble art piece. There is a restraining wall that marks the edge of the plaza that is at the perfect height to sit and contemplate the artistic design of the statue; also a wonderful place to rest and enjoy the refreshing breeze that sweeps up the hillside from the bay. Truthfully, as stated elsewhere, the statue is actually better appreciated from afar rather than right up close at the plaza upon which it is built. The city view alone was worth the needed effort to visit there nonetheless.
Written March 18, 2019
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