Santuario de Cristo Rey, Guanajuato

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#4 of 11 in Historic Sites in Guanajuato
Religious Site · Tourist Spot
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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. See Santuario de Cristo Rey and all Guanajuato has to offer by arranging your trip with our Guanajuato trip itinerary builder app.
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  • Felt like we wasted a day here. The road is terrible and takes almost 2hrs from Guanajuato. Spent a few minutes and that was enough. I’m a retired Catholic, so the religious aspect wasn’t there. The....  more
    Felt like we wasted a day here. The road is terrible and takes almost 2hrs from Guanajuato. Spent a few minutes and that was enough. I’m a retired Catholic, so the religious aspect wasn’t there. The....  more »
  • Huge place with many great things. The Chapel is beautiful, the panoramic views are superb. Highly recommend it. From Guanajuato it takes about 1.5 hours to get there and another 1.5 to get back... 
    Huge place with many great things. The Chapel is beautiful, the panoramic views are superb. Highly recommend it. From Guanajuato it takes about 1.5 hours to get there and another 1.5 to get back...  more »

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