Mirador del portezuelo, Chilecito

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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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  • August 15, 2017
    Beautiful place to take beautiful pictures. When we didn't transport carrying the base until the Christ, for us there was no problem, but I notice for those who can not walk up the stairs. The view from the top is very cute. I advise you to visit it.
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  • August 8, 2017
    somewhere nice and care I was overnight but there are places to take something is a nice place and there is vegetation
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  • June 29, 2017
    Upload two hundred steps to reach the Christ are worth, to appreciate the stunning sculpture closely, and see the city at its feet. It is clean, well maintained. All the staircase is adorned on both sides with neat gardens with different varieties of cactus. Below are places to eat and regional sales. Super friendly and respectful custodial staff.
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  • November 25, 2016
    Great place I highly recommend
  • July 6, 2017
    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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  • July 31, 2017
    Excellent place to visit all year round. A unique view and great natural beauty.
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  • July 29, 2017
    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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  • July 16, 2017
    Beautiful view of the city of Chilecito from Christ. Both day and night it offers a picturesque landscape.
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