Trip Planner: South America / Argentina / Cuyo / Province of La Rioja / Chilecito / Sightseeing / Mirador del portezuelo
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 tour 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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Es una parada obligada si estás en Chilecito, son algo más de 200 escalondes, con varios descansos. Puede subir cualquier persona y desde arriba se ven bellos paisaje de la ciudad. No dejen de ir de n... more »It is a must stop if you're in Chilecito, they are more than 200 escalondes, with several breaks. Can upload any person and from above will come beautiful landscape of the city. Do not leave of go of night when it illuminated. It has no charge, and there are sales of handicrafts, etc and to eat and drink if they wish.View original
Es un lugar muy hermoso, da gusto subirlo, aunque recomiendo no subir cuando hace mucho calor. Puede subir cualquiera, no cobran, y cada tantos metros hay trabajadores de seguridad. De un lado se ve e... more »It is a very beautiful place, it's nice to upload it, but I recommend not to climb when it gets very hot. You can upload any, do not charge, and every so many feet there are security workers. On one side the town of Chilecito, and the other looks a kind of beautiful valley, which give you want to stay for hours looking at it... it has a cart so that they can raise people who cannot by themselves and on the sides there are plants and native drawings. There are also bathrooms. You see many rosaries hanging around the Christ. Whenever I'm going to Chilecito I like go to see it.View original
Un lugar muy pintoresco, bien adornado con plantas autóctonas en terrazas que se pueden apreciar a medida que se sube hasta el cristo. De noche lo iluminan haciéndolo un lugar muy llamativo.A place very quaint, well decorated with native plants on terraces that can be appreciated as it climbs to the Christ. At night they light it making a striking place.View original
Guillermo ormeñoRise of 200 steps with rest to culminate with a figure giant of Christ, in addition to the imposing panoramic of 360 of Chilecito and the Famatina nevado to their feet! Ride free and obligatory, open day or night. not recommended for people with difficulties motor. The funicular does not work for quite some time.View original
Yamil Alfaro CisnerosRide free and compulsory if you spend by Chilecito. You are 200 steps with great rest for the day or night I do not recommend for people with motor difficulties the funicular does not work 1 year ago.View original
Sabri HoranA very good place incredible 10 view, confectionery, ice cream, quiet, very goodView original
Cristian CaglierisClassic viewpoint in Chilecito. It is a city steeped in history. Whoever wants to know a little of us, has to goView original
Vicente Ramos10 out of 10 excellentView original
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