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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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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • A beautiful place with a beautiful view of the city. And balconies with typical plants of the area. They are 200 stairs if we don't have bad... The ball is out of operation.
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  • Is beautiful beautiful view on both sides of the Christ. This very well lit and is face to climb. Anyway there is a mechanical lift for those who may not head to foot (there were times I went and it was not working).
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  • Great place to have a panoramic view of Chilecito. Has enough steps to get to the top, to the side there is a cable car but not worked.
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Google
  • Rise 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.
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  • Ride 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.
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  • A very good place incredible 10 view, confectionery, ice cream, quiet, very good
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  • Classic viewpoint in Chilecito. It is a city steeped in history. Whoever wants to know a little of us, has to go
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  • 10 out of 10 excellent
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