Cristo del Otero

Palencia, Spain

The Cristo del Otero (Christ of the Knoll) is a large sculpture and symbol of the city of Palencia. It was built in 1931 according to the project of sculptor Victorio Macho. It has a style reminiscent of Art Deco with Cubist resonances and echoes of ancient Egyptian art in the hieratic pose of the figure.

It is one of the highest statues of Jesus Christ in the world. At his feet is carved a chapel (called Santa Maria del Otero) and a small museum with items by the architect. At the entrance to the chapel is a small terrace and a gazebo there is the view of the city.



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Founded: 1931
Category: Statues in Spain

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Paul Anderson (4 months ago)
Nice spot for some drone footage..
Ruth Valle (6 months ago)
It was totally worth going up to see el Cristo. Awesome vibes and views. Museum wasn’t open but it was still worth going.
Vojta Kořenek (7 months ago)
Amazing view of the city, great vibe of this place
FRANCIS LIM (14 months ago)
Easy walk up the hill. Excellent view of Palencia city and surrounding country. A nice trip, even if you dont wanna pay to enter museum. (Do support the local :))
Sowmya Poosapadi Subramania Raja (3 years ago)
It is said that the statue of Christ is the second largest . But the sculpting was not pleasing. A new museum has been set up on the history. It is located on a hallock. Nice physical work out. Can reach via private vehicle and then take a walk. A good view to the neighboring settlements
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