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Drive along a notorious but highly scenic road to reach Cristo Redentor De Los Andes. Perched 3,832 m (12,572 ft) above sea level on the Andean border between Argentina and Chile, the impressive statue of Christ symbolizes the peaceful resolution to a border dispute between the two countries at the beginning of the 20th century. Look for the inscription etched around the monument's base, which promises that the two countries will maintain the peace they have worked towards, lest the mountains "crumble into dust." A visit to Cristo Redentor De Los Andes represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Las Cuevas day trip website to plot your vacation.
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Si vas o pasas a Las Cuevas en el departamento de Las Heras, Provinicia de Mendoza en un lugar obligado para conocer...eso si no vas de paso a Chile.. es un camino de 8 km desde el arco, yo lo hice ca... more »If you are going or go to Las Cuevas in the Department of Las Heras, Mendoza Province in an obliged place to know... that if not go pass to Chile... is a 8 km road from the arch, I did walk, it is a challenge because it is continuous descent but none of that worry, with patience one reaches the top... This is the old road that is to until there is international tunnel... But if one wants can cross to Chile this way already is in auto or walking or bicycling... on these last two because through the tunnel not you can cross by traction on blood... It's a beautiful walk to make in that you can have a beautiful view of the mountains... what I recommend is to do it in the summer and take shelter because it makes cold... When you arrive at the top came a couple of clouds and I long to snow... in the top two posts on each side of the border and about all the things this one sales there is the monument of Christ the Redeemer that symbolizes peace and brotherhood between Argentina and Chile. beautiful monument that always must be taken into account... do not recommend climbing in winter because road cover much snow and there is nobody to ask for help if something happens beyond up since when it went up in winter do not reach the top because the snow was up to my to the ci ntura and - 8° C and had white wind.
We spent the day exploring Route 7 and Aconcagua and couldn't not go and visit Cristo Redactor. We did get lost en route - note the turning for the dirt road up to the statue is on the left and you go... more »
Si bien la vista es hermosa, a pesar del viento y el frío, si sufris de vértigo no lo recomiendo ya que el camino es bastante angosto y con muchísimas curvas more »Although the view is beautiful, despite the wind and cold, if vertigo sufris do not recommend since the road is quite narrow and with many curves
If you like driving at 3000 m plus on winding well kept dirt roads, then this is the place to go.
Fantastic view on both sides. The road is opened on both sides too
Amazing view from up here. Going up on the Argentinian side is easier. The road on the Chilean side is steep and with many, many serpentines. It can be pretty windy and cold up here even in summer. Make sure to bring a pullover and a jacket. Driving up with regular car is possible. Use low gears and do not drive faster than 20 km/h. I would not recommend driving up here when it is raining or about to rain.
Years back I pushed up my bicycle the unrideable road. The road is unpaved full of big stones. I saw even SUV cars giving up. Beside the Yungas road this is one of my highest roads in my life. As there is now a tunnel towards Argentina it looks no one takes care on this road anymore. This road is in "no man's land" between borders. As more height I have been gaining as more the feelings grow. Grey sky, close to rain, temperature dropped. This place is for enthusiasts only... But a place you will not forget.
Incredible view and statue with great history as well. Bring a jacket as it is cold up there even in the summer months
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