Statue of Christ (Cristo Redentor de los Andes) near mountain pass Paso Los Libertadores, Argentina.

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Cristo Redentor

Mendoza & the Central Andes

This monument tops a high altitude pass, once occupied by a rail line linking Argentina and Chile, offering spectacular Andean vistas. The dirt and gravel road from RN 7 to the pinnacle is potentially nerve racking for all but the most confident drivers. Tour companies in Mendoza and Uspallata offer trips here.

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