The Peace of God to all that belong to the Light,
Monumental Christ The King on the Crystals Mountain, is the 2nd tallest statue of JesusChrist of Colombia, as well as of all the Caribbean basin,
being too the 3rd tallest Christ to the middle America.
This is the fifth largest Monument of its type in the Americas after Christ the King of Benalcazar at Risaralda Colombia (38.5 mts of Height plus 7 of
Pedestal), Christ Redeemer of Corcovado in Rio at Brazil, Christ of Concord in Bolivian Andes, and Christ of Tlanepantla in Mexico and the fourth
highest located, after Christ of Concord of Bolivia, Christ redeemer of the Andes between Chile and Argentina and Christ the King on Cubilete mountain
at Guanajuato Mexico.
It measures 26 mts of Height, plus a pedestal 5 mts tall, and his arms extent 21 mts, Its weight is 464 tons. It is about 52% of the size of the
Liberty Statue in New York city, but it is located at 15 times higher place, on a Quartz Crystals Mountain of about 1474 mts over the sea level,
around 500 mts above the city of Santiago de Cali, at a plato in Western Andes of Colombia.
Christ the King of The Crystals mountain at Western Colombian Andes
About a quarter of million of tourists visit the place every year, being one of the most popular tour destinations in Santiago de Cali
surroundings, that is one of the three largest cities of Colombia. A deviation from the Panamerican Highway goes toward the top of the mountain in
about 30 minutes from the Soccer Stadium of Cali, It was one of the iconic images transmitted around the world during the 1971 Panamerican Games and
the 1995 Ocean Pacific Games also in Cali.
The statue site has an incredible so beautiful view of the Cauca's Valley, an Inter Andean basin that contains about 3.5 million inhabitants and it is
one of the most important economic regions of Colombia, the closest one to the Panama isthmus with highest population density, a natural bridge
between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean.
It was inaugurated on 1953 to commemorate the 50 anniversary of the end of the 1000 days civil war of Colombia. It was unveiled in the ending of a
turbulent period called La Violencia, another civil war.
Giant Christ Monument to evoke Peace after Conflict inaugurated 65 yrs ago.
Laureano Gomez Castro, a President that ruled 3 years with the National Congress dissolved after being elected without opposition parties allowed to
run was overthrown by peoples protests in favor of a Military and civilian provisional government.
That is why also is a Christ made with a so white covering, whiter than ivory, since it evokes the beauty of perfect Peace that only emanates from
Largest and Highest located Christ Monument to the north of equator in the Americas
His magnificence also evokes the rule of real Justice, harmony and Prosperity. It was commissioned by the Jesuit priest José María Arteaga to the
Colombian sculptor Gerardo Navia that designed it, but who actually assembled it along 3 years using blocks of concrete with scheleton of steel was
the Italian Alideo Tazzioli.
Christ The King at the top of a Quartz Mountain on Colombian Andes
Christ the King of the Crystals mountain is at 65 years old still the 11th tallest Monument of his type in the world, after Christ The King of
Benalcazar ( Also located in Western Colombia and as large as the Liberty Statue of New York), Christ the king of Poland, Christ Redeemer of Rio de
Janeiro, Christ of Concord in Bolivia, Christ of the Otero in Spain, Christ of Vũng Tàu, Vietnam, Christ of Tlanepantla Mexico, Christ blessing of
Manado, Indonesia, Christ of Dili in Timor.
The World Jesus Tallest Status
It is also the fourth top located at highest altitude in the world after Christ Redeemer of the Andes at the Chilean Argentinian Border, Christ of
Concord in Bolivia and Christ the King of Cubilete mountain in Guanajuato Mexico.
The year of his inauguration ( 1953) it was the top 3rd largest Christ monument in the world, and the third located at highest altitude in the world.
It is no doubt one of the Marvels of the World to visit on a tour around South America or the Caribbean.
Thanks for your attention,
The Angel of Lightness
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