Cristo Rey

Cristo Rey

Cristo Rey (Christ the King)

Cali’s Cristo Rey is a 26-meter high religious statue, situated atop one of the two large mountains overseeing the city.

Similar to Rio de Janiero’s Christ the Redeemer (which stands 4 meters taller), the popularity of visiting Cali’s Cristo Rey has less to do with the statue itself than the sweeping views on offer of the city below.

View of northern Cali

View of northern Cali, including Cerro de los Tres Cruces (far left).

The easiest way to get up the mountain is to take a taxi.

I recommend going with at least one other person, if not a group, during daylight hours.

Once you’ve reached the statue, it’s important to stay aware of your surroundings, as the area is remote, and known for thieves.

View of southern Cali

View of southern Cali, including the futbol stadium (center-right).

Aside from a terrific photo-op, there’s little else to do.

A small convenience store sells snacks, otherwise once you’ve got your photos, head back down to the city.