Jesus Christ Superstar

Cristo de la Concordia – Christ of Peace

Cristo de la Concordia - the largest Christ statue in the world

Cristo de la Concordia – the largest Christ statue in the world*

Our son, Hunter, has a fascination with the musical Jesus Christ Superstar  that boarders on obsession. So, yesterday we climbed up to the Cristo de la Concordia to visit the monument and appreciate the panoramic views it offers of the entire valley of Cochabamba. I first visited the Cristo in 1994 before it was completed, and we go up to the monument every time we visit Bolivia. At the top of the mountain you will see tourists from all over the globe visiting so they can include the tallest, most massive (2,000 tons+) and highest elevated (≈2,800 meters) Christ monument in the world to their bucket lists.

On the climb up to the Cristo de la Concordia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*The fair people of Poland (and others) will argue that their “Christ the King” monument is the tallest in the world, but the defenders of the faith in Bolivia will argue that the three meter crown placed upon the head of the Polish Cristo shouldn’t count because Christ only worn a crown of thorns. It is akin to counting communication towers as the height of a building. some say. See  “The Tallest Statues of Jesus Christ” for more details.

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  1. Gayle

    I knew that Hunter and I were kindred spirits. Also one of my all time favorites! I miss you guys, but what a great adventure for your family:)

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