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Monumento a Cristo Rey, Guanajuato
Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
Admire the artistry and poignancy of Monumento a Cristo Rey, a religious sculpture set in a scenic spot. Sitting atop a mountain, the 1944 statue of Jesus Christ replaced a smaller version destroyed by bombers during the anti-religious regime of President Plutarco Elias Calles. As such, it has come to symbolize religious freedom in the country, serving as a reminder of the secular/sectarian Cristero War of the 1920s. Displaying a striking art deco style, the monument attracts visitors with its aesthetic appeal, as well as its message. Arrange your visit to Monumento a Cristo Rey and discover more family-friendly attractions in Guanajuato using our Guanajuato itinerary planner.
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Llegamos lugar en la madrugada a las cinco de la mañana a misa.. Ed un lugar muy popular.. Hace bastante frío ya que es en pleno centro pero lo recomiendo.. Se tiene una gran vista de los cerros que r... read more »Got place in the morning to five in the morning to mass... Ed a place very popular... It's quite cold is right in the Centre but I recommend it... It has a great view of the hills surrounding the city and its sunrises are impressive. The only downside is that they have neglected the baths... are very dirty and smell pretty badshow original
I am very partial to this place. I am Catholic and just loved this church. Its history. Its architecture. Its grounds. The interior just so peaceful. Remarkable all-around landscape of surrounding cit... read more »
Catolico o no, es una vistia que vale la pena. La vista es espectacular hacia todo el bajio y la sierra de Guanajuato. El Cristo Rey es impresionante como escultura y si eres creyente, una fuente de i... read more »Catholic or not, is a city that is worth. The view is spectacular to sierra de Guanajuato and all the shoal. The Christ the King is impressive as sculpture and if you are a believer, a source of inspiration, energy and moments of reflection.show original
Steve camargoGood site look throughout the cityshow original
Hermes Hernandez NuñezA good place to enjoy a great panoramic viewshow original
Daniel CardenasGood site with beautiful viewshow original
Jose GomezIt is the largest municipality monumentshow original
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