Cristo Blanco, Cusco

Cristo Blanco, Cusco

Cristo Blanco is a statue located on the top of the Pukamuqu hill, 5 kilometers from the historic center of Cusco. Due to its high location, it is a lookout point and, at the same time, it stands out giving the impression that it "takes care" of the city. Due to its location, it has been part of the Monumental Zone of Cusco since 1972, declared a Historical Monument of Peru. Likewise, since 1983 it has been part of the central zone declared by UNESCO as Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

The 8-meter-high monument made of granite covered in marble and plaster shows Jesus Christ with open arms towards the city and was erected in 1945 as a gift to the city from the Palestinian Arab Community residing in Cusco.
Sight description based on Wikipedia.

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Cristo Blanco on Map

Sight Name: Cristo Blanco
Sight Location: Cusco, Peru (See walking tours in Cusco)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark

Walking Tours in Cusco, Peru

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Create Your Own Walk in Cusco

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Cusco Introduction Walking Tour

Cusco Introduction Walking Tour

Nestled high in the Andes mountains, Cusco is a city bursting with stories to tell. Peru's historic capital city was also the Inca Empire's center until the Spanish conquistadors arrived.

Before the Inca settled in the area, the Killke people were here from the years 900 to 1200. Sacsayhuaman, a walled complex outside of town, was built as a fortress by the Killke.

The Inca later...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.3 Km or 2.1 Miles
Cusco's Historical Churches

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Cusco, the former capital of the Inca Empire, is one of the oldest cities in the world. In the 16th century, Spanish missionaries introduced the area to Catholicism. The result of that has been a plethora of historical churches built in the city since.

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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.1 Km or 1.3 Miles