Cruz Del Tercer Milenio
Cruz Del Tercer Milenio
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FarFlungStarling
By FarFlungStarling
Well Worth the Effort
Mar 2019
Our cruise ship was stopping in Coquimbo and I had read about the Cross and wanted to see it but it was not offered in any of our shore excursions or those of the other large operators. We booked with a local tour group called Turismo Cochiguaz and had an excellent small group tour of all the local highlights including the Cross. The Third Millenium Cross is considered the tallest monument ( 83 metres ) in South America but it is located at the top of a hill in the middle of a barrio and there is no parking, so no large tour buses. Our small van dropped us off and went elsewhere to wait for us. The Cross is a monument to Catholicism and the turning of the new century. There is a ticket booth at the base and a small entrance fee. They did accept US dollars cash. Inside it has a Religious Art Museum, the largest Via Crucis (Way of the cross) in the world, with 15 stations, a chapel and bronze sculptures. The base of the monument is very open but there are multiple levels with stairs to access it and some don't have handrails. Most of the surfaces are concrete, some are quite rough and unfinished. I wouldn't recommend this if you have mobility issues. There are more stairs to different levels and view points and then tiny (3-4 people) slow elevators to take you up to the "arms" where you have the most spectacular view on a clear day. The chapel and the museum are really well done and the bronze sculptures and busts are exquisite. Photos are prohibited in the museum. There are washrooms tucked away down an alley at the base of the monument. I'm glad we made the effort to get there. It is quite a spectacular monument.

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SIBARITA0305
Caracas, Venezuela748 contributions
Dec 2020 • Family
Due to Covid-19 the entrance to the cross was closed but we could see it from outside and we took pictures. It is an amazing monument that dominates Coquimbo like the Christ of Corcovado in Rio.
Written 14 December 2020
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FarFlungStarling
Qualicum Beach, Canada1,014 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
Our cruise ship was stopping in Coquimbo and I had read about the Cross and wanted to see it but it was not offered in any of our shore excursions or those of the other large operators. We booked with a local tour group called Turismo Cochiguaz and had an excellent small group tour of all the local highlights including the Cross. The Third Millenium Cross is considered the tallest monument ( 83 metres ) in South America but it is located at the top of a hill in the middle of a barrio and there is no parking, so no large tour buses. Our small van dropped us off and went elsewhere to wait for us. The Cross is a monument to Catholicism and the turning of the new century. There is a ticket booth at the base and a small entrance fee. They did accept US dollars cash. Inside it has a Religious Art Museum, the largest Via Crucis (Way of the cross) in the world, with 15 stations, a chapel and bronze sculptures. The base of the monument is very open but there are multiple levels with stairs to access it and some don't have handrails. Most of the surfaces are concrete, some are quite rough and unfinished. I wouldn't recommend this if you have mobility issues. There are more stairs to different levels and view points and then tiny (3-4 people) slow elevators to take you up to the "arms" where you have the most spectacular view on a clear day. The chapel and the museum are really well done and the bronze sculptures and busts are exquisite. Photos are prohibited in the museum. There are washrooms tucked away down an alley at the base of the monument. I'm glad we made the effort to get there. It is quite a spectacular monument.
Written 28 May 2019
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Nancy K
Fort Myers, FL353 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
What a surprise to see this cross on top of a hill when our ship docked at Coquimbo. It may be possible to walk to it from the pier but it would be uphill most of the way. It was featured in our shore excursion and this was our first stop. Unfortunately, the day was very cloudy. After taking the two elevators to the top, we were pleasantly surprised when the clouds would break and we had an awesome view. The two floor museum has donations from Pope John Paul II but pictures cannot be taken. We were unable to see all of the Stations of the Cross at the base because some gates were locked.
Written 3 May 2019
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Frank S
Flagler Beach, FL637 contributions
Mar 2019 • Friends
The monument itself, the bronze statues, the view from the top, the chapel. This is one location you will not forget.
Written 17 April 2019
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Rob K
188 contributions
Mar 2019 • Friends
This church is amazing with many bronze statues on the grounds leading up to the church/monument. Long lines for the elevators can form so getting there early is a bonus. The observation deck is in the cross with small windows to see the cities. Again, lines to get down. Visit during a clear day (we unfortunately had rain and some fog so didn't see too much).
Written 16 April 2019
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Lynette K
Melbourne, Australia88 contributions
Jan 2019 • Couples
Entry is cheap. I admit we were not there for a religious experience so we did not go to the Museum. The church is beautiful. Lots of statues around telling a religious story. It was culturally interesting. We took the elevators as high as we could and enjoyed the views.
Written 2 January 2019
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Brissy2
Hervey Bay, Australia7,550 contributions
Feb 2018 • Couples
The Cruz del Tercer Milenio is also known as the Third Millennium Cross. It is an 83m tall concrete cross that was completed in 2001 and apparently is the tallest monument in South America.
Written 14 December 2018
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Fergus McRae
Hamilton, New Zealand19 contributions
Dec 2018 • Couples
For 2000 pesos each you are better to buy an empanada and look at it of a far! Absolute waste of time and money. We paid for the entry and were not allowed to go to the very top (main reason for going).

Lady at the ticket office was very rude too.
Written 10 December 2018
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Peter B
46 contributions
Feb 2018 • Couples
It's a massive structure and an engineering achievement. The views from the 2nd level over the Coquimbo area are impressive and educational. The bells at the entrance chime on the hour and the Statues of the Stations of the Cross are very impressive
Written 29 June 2018
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unclebobjim
Woburn Sands, UK669 contributions
Feb 2018 • Couples
As a lover of concrete structures, I was fascinated to to be able to visit this magnificent structure. Admittedly from a purists point of view, the quality leaves a bit to be desired, but that does nothing to lessen the splendid stature of this remarkable monument to christianity in the 3rd millennium.
There are so many elements to this site, from the external bell carillon to the stations of the cross, not forgetting the viewing gallery itself within the horizontal arms of the cross.
This viewing gallery gives stunning views of the town, country and coastal landscape that surrounds the hill on which the cross stands.
Altogether a must see attraction, even if you just want to see the museum or the views.
Written 19 June 2018
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