Cristo de la Concordia
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North of the river, the baroque Iglesia de la Recoleta was started in 1654. It houses the attractive wooden Cristo de la Recoleta.
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Cristo de la Concordia information
Lonely Planet review
This immense Christ statue standing atop Cerro de San Pedro behind Cochabamba is the second largest of its kind in the world. Its 44cm higher than the famous Cristo Redentor in Rio de Janeiro, which stands 33m high, or 1m for each year of Christ’s life. Cochabambinos justify the one-upmanship by claiming that Christ actually lived ‘33 años y un poquito’ (33 years and a bit).
There’s a footpath from the base of the mountain (1250 steps), near the eastern end of Avenida de los Heroinas, but several robberies have been reported here and signs along the route warn you of the dangers, not-so-subtly suggesting that you should take the teleférico . On Sunday you can climb right to the top of the statue (B$2) for a Christ’s-eye view of the city.
The closest public-transport access is on micro E from San Martín and Sucre. Taxis charge B$40 for the round trip to the top, including a half-hour wait while you look around.