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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Hermoso monumento en el cerro, coronado por un gran Cristo. Tiene varios niveles que hacen de descanso de la escalera y cada uno de ellos conforma un gran jardín con diversidad de cactus muy bien cuid... more »Beautiful monument on the Hill, crowned by a large Christ. It has several levels that make rest of the ladder and each of them constitutes a large garden with a variety of well maintained cactus all. An unforgettable ride...View original
Desde la base se tiene una impresionante vista del Cristo, para llegar al cual hay que subir alrededor de 200 escalones. En la base hay puestos de venta de artesanias, y un local de venta de souvenirs... more »From the basis you have a stunning view of the Christ, to get which is upload around 200 steps. At the base there are stalls of handicrafts, and a local sale of souvenirs, sweets, nuts and other products of the area and a bar that was closed when we visit. Also a square with shadow ascent is somewhat tiring, although on the extensive stairs there are intermediate breaks. There is a funicular, but unfortunately it is out of service, since it was closed by damage and never rehabilitated it is. From the top are great views of the city.View original
nos gusto mucho, un poco cansador subir tantos escalones, pero al final vale la pena la vista, subimos de dia pero regresamos a la noche al lugar que esta muy bien iluminado, y es muy lindoI liked, a little tiring to climb so many stepping-stones, but at the end is worth the view, we got day but return at night to the place that is very well lit, and is very cuteView 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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