Photo Journalism Friday: The Christ of the Mercy

Photo Journalism Friday: Christ of the Mercy

The Christ of the Mercy statue was erected in 2009 and and has quickly become an ionic landmark and geographical reference point for the town of San Juan del Sur. At 24 meters it is the largest statue of Christ in Central America and one of the 10 largest Jesus statues in the world. El Cristo de la Misericordia was the dream of a local businessman, Erwin Gonzalez, who made his fortune from tourism. 

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We're Gordon and Elisha. A Canadian couple living a relaxed life in the colorful beach town of San Juan del Sur. If you're looking for information on life & travel in Nicaragua you've come to the right place!

Posted on November 15, 2013, in Photo Journalism Friday and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Charlotte Fetzer Lynch

    Love this statute!

  2. Hi Gord & Elisha! I always look forward to your posts. How come the statue is yellow in places?

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