Monumental Christ of Yungay turned 50 today

T he monumental Christ of Yungay fulfilled its Golden Jubilee commemorating 50 years of installation. A liturgical celebration was scheduled from 10:00 AM at the general cemetery in Yungay where the Provincial Mayor Enrique Chavez Vara and local authorities in participated. The Yungay Public Charity designed a special ceremony, which began with the hoisting of the national flag and the flag of the Province of Yungay.

The monumental Christ witnessed the earthquake and mortal avalanche of May 31, 1970 and has a height of 11 meters and is located amid the general cemetery. The construction of the statue starte in the month of June in 1965 and was completed in December 1965 by sculptor Filomeno Melgarejo Malpica, who finished the job using  white cement with granite stones and concrete mix of grey cement.

Click here to read what happened on the 31st of May 1970

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