Address: Cerro de las Noas.
Open hours: Monday thru
Sunday, all day.
Cuota de Estacionamiento
Replicas of Tierra Santa (holy land) like the Cave of Belem,
the Calvario (Calvary), Santo Sepulcro (Holy Gravesight),
and an incredible panoramic view of the Lagunera Region.
Brief history of one magnificent building
The highest example of the Torreonense popular
fervor constitutes the Christ of the Hill of the Noas, conceived
in 1973 by priest Jose Rodriguez Tenorio and placed or designated
as an architectonic monument, thanks to the sculptor, Vladimir Alvarado.
One decade later, it was in placed 220 meters above the city (1300
meters above the sea level), the second highest of this type in
all of Latin America (21.80 meters high).
In the city of Torreon a stony mass rises, built by nature. On
this formation the majestic figure of the Christ of the Noas is
perfectly framed in the scene. On his feet, the Perl of the Lagoon
(Perla de la Laguna) extends to the horizon.
The hill owes its name to a type of cactus that grows there: The
The Christ Redeemer symbolizes not only the Catholic faith, but
also the iron will of the Torreonenses and the decision of a religious
man. It is a huge work, one of the greatest of its kind in Mexico.
Its accomplishment was possible thanks to the persistence of priest
Jose Rodriguez Tenorio, whose interest in fortifying the devotion
of the Laguneros around Christ lead him to promote, in addition
to the statue, a monumental religious-tourist center.
“The purpose of this work is to reach the invisible through
the visible”, the priest explains, to recognize immediately:
“A lot has already been done, relative to all that could be
Three decades ago Priest Jose Rodriguez Tenorio arrived in Torreon.
In 1973 he devoted himself to the task of crystallizing his project.
Several years passed, during which time his work yielded or gave
form to a 580 ton concrete statue with out-stretched arms, the Christ.