Christ of Mercy statue overlooking San Juan del Sur
The Christ of the Mercy is a colossal statue of Jesus Christ in the city of San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua, to a height of 134 m .The statue is located highly above the northernmost seawall in the bay of San Juan. It is possible to take a tour from one of the hostels in San Juan up to the statue. Otherwise pedestrian must cross a suspension bridge over Rio San Juan and follow stone roads up the mountainside to the feet of the statue. Entry is generally limited to those with a group reservation. There are dogs kenneled nearby that sound ferocious and would certainly be used to deter miscreants or vandals should the need ever arise. At the foot of the statue although guarded is a chapel which is treated like a shrine. Information Inside the chapel provides the full name of the work in Spanish along with text dating the construction to 2009.