White Christ, Cusco

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    Statue of Christ / View of Cusco

    by ValbyDK Updated Aug 3, 2012

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    If you visit Saqsayhuaman you can’t miss noticing the more than 6 metres high statue of Christ. It was given to the city of Cusco by Palestinians, who were living in Cusco during World War II.

    We didn’t walk all the way up to the statue (I guess not that much to see), but stopped at a view point along the road and enjoyed the beautiful view of Cusco...

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    White Christ

    by al2401 Updated Dec 22, 2011

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    A large statue of Jesus Christ - The White Christ - stands guard over the city of Cusco. It was a gift from colonial Palestine.

    It is located on the road to Sacsayhuaman near Q'enqo and can be seen from Sacsayhuaman. It is ironic that many of the stones from this site were used to build Chirstian Cusco

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    Cristo Blanco

    by JessieLang Written Dec 29, 2010

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    The White Christ, on a hill above Cusco, was a gift from Christian Palestinians in 1945. They were in Cusco as refugees, and donated the statue before they went home.

    The location also gives a good view of Cusco from above the city.

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    Cristo Blanco

    by Jim_Eliason Updated Jan 25, 2009

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    Cristo Blanco

    Almost every Latin American City with a hill nearby has a statue similar to this. The most famous is Rio's Cristo Redento. I always thought it was unique but so far Rio, Santiago, Lima and Cusco all have either statues of Christ , the Virgin Mary or Crosses overlooking their cities.

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    Christ

    by andal13 Written Jul 7, 2003

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    Cristo

    This statue of Christ it is situated at the top of a hill nearby Cusco; from there, the sights of the city are awesome. By night it is enlightened, so it can be seen it from the city.

    Esta estatua de Cristo está situada en la cima de una colina próxima a Cusco; desde allí, las vistas son espectaculares. Por la noche se encuentra iluminado, por lo que se lo puede ver desde la ciudad.

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