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Statue of El Cristo (The Christ) Interesting Places, Havana . Cuba

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Statue of El Cristo (The Christ)

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Statue of El Cristo (The Christ) is located in Havana

Capital of Cuba and the country's administrative, political, cultural and scientific center, it is also the capital of two provinces: City of Havana and Havana. Though only around 280 square miles (727 square kilometers) in size-0.65 percent of the archipelago's total area.

The Old Havana and system of forts led UNESCO to declare it a part of world heritage in 1982. Founded on its present site in 1519, the settlement of San Cristobal de La Habana prospered mainly due to its bay, which was a natural port of call for ships sailing to and from the New World. Starting in 1634, because of its strategic location, San Cristobal de La Habana was considered the key to the New World-as attested to by royal letters patent-and the main defense of the West Indies.

The Cuban capital consists of an immense number of buildings in a wide range of architectural styles, built in the course of nearly five centuries. These styles range from the pre-baroque to the baroque, neo-Gothic, neoclassical, eclectic, art noveau and art-deco, to the modern.

Alejo Carpentier, one of Cuba's most famous authors, called it "the city of columns" and focused attention on its streets, which he considered a perennially rich show of life, humanity and contrasts that was bound to entertain any observer.

Over 14 kilometers of excellent beaches lie to the east of the Cuban capital. To the south, a green belt contributes to a healthful atmosphere.

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Review about Interesting Places: Statue of El Cristo (The Christ)
Excellent Gerardo

The statue of Christ
The statue of Christ blesses the city from the other side of the bay, much like another well-known effigy of Jesus in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This marble sculpture is the work of Jilma Madera and was erected in 1958, on a hill that offers the perfect place to watch the sunset. Tourist can access the statue either by road by crossing the bay in a boat. A 24-hour snack bar operates close to the statue's base.

Very good ChenChangcho

“Havanas View Point ”
If you want to see the havana city during day or night and take som minutes rest you have to visit this place. It is located beside the Cabana Fortress and former Che Guevaras Home (during 1959 - 1960) and a huge esculpture of Christ mark the place. It is a must if you love to take pictures and love... More 

Very good fly0nthewall

“Beautiful views and scenery ”
Most commercial tours will probably stop here anyway but if you are on a private tour it might be worth asking to stop here. There is a very nice park with great views surrounding the statue, nice for a relaxing walk to enjoy the scenery. There are a few trinket/souvenir stalls as well. It did cost a few CUC to... More 

Very good thehappyexplorer

“breathtaking views of Havana ”
We went here on our last visit to Havana. We went at sun down the views were breathtaking of Havana. Take a camera as you will take great pictures specialy if you go at sun down.

Very good BristolDawn

“Camera's a must here! ”
On a tour of Havana . We drove here. It was midday and very hot. But it was worth every moment. The views of the city are breathtaking ! Make sure you take your camera. Their is some little stalls to buy the usual gifts. We enjoyed this attraction very much. The size and history of the monument with its... More 

Excellent Mtlmajik

“Tour of La Habana ”
When In Cuba you should take the tour of Havana (La Habana). It is well worth the 57 peso's that you pay. You get a meal supplied at lunch time (actually quite nice food for Cuba) and a very well laid out tour of Havana with a knowledgeable tour guide. You get to see many historic sites that are well... More 

Excellent SNK24

“Excelent view of all the city and the bay! ”
It is a must go if you want to take nice photos of the whole city at any time of the day, and if you are short on time you can go there in your way to the airport and see La Habana in full beauty. The statue is like 6 meter tall and is in a small park close... More 

Excellent msvalhalla

“One of the best views of the city as recommended by locals ”
We went up here one night after sunset to see the city. It is quiet up there at night so walking might not be an ideal option but we had a car. The views of the city are unique and I can appreciate why they were recommended it by locals as one of the best views of the city. A... More 

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