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Santuario de Cristo Rey

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Address: Cerro del Cubilete S/N, Guanajuato 36100, Mexico

Located on a nearly 3,000-foot mountain called Cerro del Cubilete, this...

Located on a nearly 3,000-foot mountain called Cerro del Cubilete, this huge statue of Jesus is one of the largest in the world.

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Great Experience!!

We went to Cristo Rey the day before New Year's Eve and it was packed!! It's amazing that big, huge tour buses make it up the steep and narrow hill. We couldn't be driven all the... read more

Reviewed 11 January 2017
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Reviewed 11 January 2017

We went to Cristo Rey the day before New Year's Eve and it was packed!! It's amazing that big, huge tour buses make it up the steep and narrow hill. We couldn't be driven all the way up the hill so we had to walk up the hill and let me tell you, it was exhausting!! But once we reached... More 

1 Thank mxortega
Wharton, Texas
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Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

The trip up the mountain can seem somewhat long, slow, and tedious, but once you are in the top, you realize it is totally worth it. Spectacular views!!! Great food at the entrance as well.

Thank Alicia F
El Paso, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

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 cities.

Thank Titapo60
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

it's the very center of all Mexico and they sometimes have festive party's their it is a big statue with a spectacular view of Silao it's really breath taking just don't forget to take a picture with it

Thank AriPadilla
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Very nice pick a day that is not raining because of the hight of statue the Fogg don't allow a good view in foggy day

1 Thank rosadesharon
Chicago, IL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Before attempting your assent to the top, make sure your car has good breaks and that your radiator works and that it has plenty of anti-freeze in it to prevent over heating. It will take about an hour to reach the top, depending on that day's traffic. On the way up (or down) don't be alarmed if you see locals... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

An absolute must see. Peaceful and gorgeous view of Silao.we hired a private taxi to take us from the holiday in to the Cristo Rey, he waited an hour, then took us to Guanajuato city.

1 Thank Dosteele
Martinez, CA
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Reviewed 24 May 2016

Takes a bit of effort on windy roads to get here, but worth the view at the end, both of the fantastic statue and church, but also over the landscape of Guanajuato

Thank craig201
Mexico City, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2016

This overlook with a religious theme is considered a sanctuary by Catholics, nevertheless it is worth the visit since from the top you can see the Bajio region of Mexico including the city of Guanajuato, Silao, and Leon. The view is amazing. But the trip there is long through a winding stone pavement road

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Bell, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

Amazing and beautiful place to visit. Truly peaceful i recommend it very much. Also if you want to get a bite to eat stop at the #43 food stand very very good .

1 Thank Rondevoo

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