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Shrine and Fair

The very large Cristo Rey statue atop this tall hill is famed throughout central Mexico, but this site also attracts people who simply want to enjoy the drive and the view of the surrounding countryside. During the drive up, and even at the top, you will find many vendors offering delicious local foods, which in itself is a reason for many to make the trip.

Begun in the 1920s, but not finished until 1944, this shrine is topped by a famous statue of Christ the King. Underneath the statue is a chapel and gift shop for religious items. Parking can be problematic, particularly on weekends.

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