Christ of the Sacred Heart

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Cristo del Sagrado Corazón atop a summit on the Pacific coast of Baja California, Mexico

Christ of the Sacred Heart (Spanish: Cristo del Sagrado Corazón) is a 75-foot-tall (23 m) statue of Jesus displaying his Sacred Heart located above the town of El Morro, six miles south of the city of Rosarito, Baja California, Mexico. The statue is situated directly across the highway from the coastal Las Rocas Resort and Spa, from which an excellent view of the statue can be had.

The statue weighs 40 tons and was commissioned by Antonio Pequeno Guerrero. The head, chest and arms are made of steel and the lower body of fiberglass.[1] The summit on which it sits used to feature a small cross at which locals used to place flowers on holy days.[2]

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  1. ^ Flores, Zulema, SOARING SYMBOL: A statue of Christ spreads an uplifting message in Baja California SignOnSanDiego.com by the Union Tribune
  2. ^ Flores, Zulema, SOARING SYMBOL: A statue of Christ spreads an uplifting message in Baja California SignOnSanDiego.com by the Union Tribune

Coordinates: 32°15′55″N 116°59′42″W / 32.2652°N 116.9951°W / 32.2652; -116.9951