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Santuario de Cristo Rey, Guanajuato

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Admire the artistry and poignancy of Santuario de 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 Santuario de Cristo Rey and discover more family-friendly attractions in Guanajuato using our Guanajuato itinerary planner.
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  • Es la segunda vez que lo visito y siempre quedo maravillada con la visita, las dos veces he contratado previamente el tour a través de una pagina de internet y nunca he tenido inconvenientes. Ambas la...  more »
  • Seria muy poco como pudiera describir este lugar... lo tiene que ver, sentir, explorar, admirar,,, caminar.. reflexionar... sentarte a saborear, a meditar.. tan solo a disfrutar el paisaje. 
  • the site is beautiful with great views. it is a short visit with plenty of food vendors on the way up to Cristo Rey. 
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  • Visit family. Wonderful place. In addition you can eat very rich.
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  • Okay cool please go to Christ the King go this well cool if going were accorded of my
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  • Every year I try to visit him but the truth is that every time I see it more damaged. From the visit of the Pope Benedict, think that not is have taken the annoyance of give you maintenance, also them pilgrims not favor in the work of care, scratching them walls and leaving trash.
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  • It has a beautiful view of Silao, León, Guanajuato, old and new. The only downside was that there was not as much lighting and only saw the sanctuary and not the Christ the King, I would have loved take more photos at night. But this super cute.
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