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Mirador del portezuelo, Chilecito

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#1 of 13 in Sightseeing in Province of La Rioja
Landmark Tourist Spot
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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  • Beautiful place, again, very cute and clean, down is no place to eat, and they tend to put games for children in the square
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  • The Christ of the pass is an imposing sculpture of Christ, relatively new, since it was inaugurated in the year 2011, also in locating themselves in the pass of Chilecito Hill in the province of La Rioja. Measures 16 white meters in height and open arms are in position of embrace, as protecting his people. From its Summit you can see a panoramic view of the city, and to reach it must climb 200 steps. We were in Chilecito in passing from Tinogasta towards Villa Unión, in hours of noon, and time just to eat something and continue journey, so we simply observe it from one of the streets. In fact, this Christ is made visible from any point of the city.
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  • A beautiful view, a place to visit, don't forget to bring your camera and patience to climb the steps
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  • Great place I highly recommend
  • One of the iconic places of chilecito. The most beautiful view. Towards all the cardinal points.
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  • Able to climb up to the Christ, who has since very modern lighting that changes colors and appreciate all over the city. 2013-2014
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  • Beautiful place to visit family. Centrally located, with places to eat, rest and lots of free air. Good lighting to visit at night and excellent panoramic view.
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  • Great place to have a panoramic tour of the city, in addition to strengthen the glutes to raise and lower the 200 steps :-D
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