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Monumento a Cristo Rey, Guanajuato
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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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  • Except there wonderful view on the surrounding mountains, this cristo rey, n to nothing extraordinary if not done it D be exactly in the center of the country and thus the passage bless all the Mexicans
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  • After a very winding road will take you to the Summit where is located the monumental statue of Christ the King, which is impressive for its size and beauty. It is a place that inspires meditation and certainly has a great view of the Valley and its surroundings.
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  • The view from the top is very nice and the statue also. They offer masses and there is a small museum to the Christ the King. Okay to know outside of that there is much more to do.
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  • I am critical of the religion, but this place is beautiful for running.
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  • I recommend a place worth to visit
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  • Good site look throughout the city
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  • A good place to enjoy a great panoramic view
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  • Good site with beautiful view
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