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Cristo de la Concordia (Christ of Peace)

Listed under Monuments & Landmarks in Cochabamba, Bolivia.

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I added Christ the Redeemer so I feel it is only fair to add Cochabamba’s Christo de la Concordia who is along a similar theme - giant Christ arms outstretched over a city. He’s there to impart on us all a sense of concord and peace among his flock and stands watch over them in steel and concrete, 108ft tall (a few centimetres higher than Rio’s Christ the Redeemer - both are 33 metres high a metre for each of Christ’s 33 years, but in Cochabamba they have given him an extra few centimetres for the time between Christmas and Easter.). He is the tallest Christ statue in South America (by those few proud centimetres.).

The morning fog restricts the best views over the altiplano so the time for capturing the best photo from the Christ’s feet is the afternoon - or so my tour guiding local says - after the fog and the piercing mid morning sun have cleared. You can reach his feet and plinth by cable car from the city centre or you can climb 1,399 stairs. If you come on Sunday you can attend an outdoor mass (definitely worth catching if you can.).

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Written by  LK Barromet.

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