Cristo Redentor De Los Andes, Las Cuevas

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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." Plan to visit Cristo Redentor De Los Andes and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Las Cuevas attractions using our Las Cuevas vacation generator.
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  • No one sees the great statue anymore, because the main road goes through a 2-mile-long tunnel also named after our Redeemer. Drive on -- and be thankful the road between Santiago and Mendoza is paved ...  more »
  • Very impressive place. Trust Catholics to place a massive statue of Jesus at one of the most inhospitable places between the 2 countries. Nice place to visit, but bring a jacket, as its chilly up ther...  more »
  • Plan the whole day to visit this town and the statue. We drove from Tupungato at 11am and came back at 10 pm. The route 7 to Las Cuevas was very beautiful surrounded by red mountains (really red), flo...  more »
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  • 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
  • Didn't get to see the statue itself, due to road conditions from the Chilean side. Had to leave the car at the base and walk up and didn't reach the statue. Amazing place and amazing vistas. Perilous driving at the best of times, but the road from Chile is falling into serious disrepair, so you are probably best going from the Argentina side.
  • Imprresive view. A good driver is needed