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Cristo Rey (Christ the King)

Sahuayo

In the past, the town of Sahuayo was guarded by the hill of Santiaguino, which was demolished by the growing population. On one of the plains a Cristo Rey (Christ the King) was built to honor all those who died in the Cristera War to the cry of “ Viva Cristo Rey y la Virgen de Guadalupe” (Long live Christ the King and the Virgin of Guadalupe).

The sculpture was carved in pink quarry by the Sahuayan, Adolfo Cisneros, it is four meters ( 13 feet) high and rests on a pedestal of volcanic rock. At its feet, there is a staircase that was intervened by the painter Luis Sahagún to create a way of the cross represented by indigenous figures totally covered by Venetian mosaic.
In the past, the town of Sahuayo was guarded by the hill of Santiaguino, which was demolished by the growing population. On one of the plains a Cristo Rey (Christ the King) was built to honor all those who died in the Cristera War to the cry of “ Viva Cristo Rey y la Virgen de Guadalupe” (Long live Christ the King and the Virgin of Guadalupe).

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