Mirador del portezuelo, Chilecito

Dutifully surveying Chilecito with a watchful gaze and outstretched arms, Mirador del portezuelo was erected in honor of the city's 100th anniversary. The stately 16 m (53 ft) tall statue of Christ stands on top of a platform reached by 200 stairs. The statue is the work of sculptor Alejandro Carrizo, whose landmark invites devotees to ascend in order to strengthen their faith. Once you've climbed to the top, take a moment to appreciate the panoramic views of the city and surrounding countryside. You'll also find a water fountain feature, tourist information center, restrooms, and a confectionery stand nearby. Use our Province of La Rioja trip itinerary planner to visit Mirador del portezuelo on your trip to Province of La Rioja, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Very beautiful place, with a beautiful view, just climbing all those steps, but is quite rested, would be good to make the funicular work we went three times and none worked.
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  • This modern Christ offers a spectacular view of the city both day and night. On the walls shows art of the place decorated with cactus in the area. Very nice.
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  • Beautiful place where are pruned to observe different kinds of cactus. After ascending the staircase of more than 200 steps, you can see a view at the foot of the Christ of the entire region. Not to be missed
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  • Great place I highly recommend
  • Beautiful place. Impeccable polished sidewalks. The Christ is imposing and the gardens of cactus have viewpoints and benches for rest. From above, you get a panoramic view of the city. The place has very clean bathrooms which must contribute $5 in the square which is s for use the feet of the viewpoint there is a post of craftsmen.
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  • Excellent place to visit all year round. A unique view and great natural beauty.
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  • An ideal place for walking, living with the children and to eat. Also super quiet and a view towards all the city this care by who are security guards every day and answers questions
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  • Beautiful view of the city of Chilecito from Christ. Both day and night it offers a picturesque landscape.
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