An emblematic sculpture that exceeds 20 meters in height and is the undisputed symbol of the city
It is, without a doubt, one of the symbols of the city and one of the most beloved icons of the people of Palencia, visible from many parts of the city. This enormous sculpture - its more than 20 meters make it the second tallest reproduction of a Christ in Europe and the fifth tallest in the world - bears the signature of the brilliant sculptor from Palencia, Victorio Macho (1886-1966), the forerunner of Spanish contemporary sculpture and, who after recognizing this as his most important work, was buried in the crypt of the hermitage of Santa María del Otero, excavated at the foot of the carving. As a matter of fact, this sanctuary houses a small museum dedicated to the artistic projects that the artist carried out. Built in 1931, it features an Art Deco-style, with Cubist resonances, and echoes of Ancient Egyptian art in the figure's hieratic posture.
Information of interest
Alto del Cerro del Cristo del Otero, 34003 Palencia
*Free access to the exterior where you can visit the Sculpture of Christ and panoramic viewpoint of the town.
Friday: 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays: 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
* On September 27, MONDAY it opens from 12:00 to 14:00 and from 17:00 to 21:30 as it is the day of TOURISM.
Friday (days 1, 8 and 15): 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Saturdays (days 2 and 9): 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Sunday (day 3): 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
* Days 10, 11, 12 for the bridge of the Pilar opens morning and afternoon