The Cristo Rey Monument in Dalaguete stands at the center of the plaza of the San Guillermo de Aquitania Church. The monument faces the façade of the parish church of Dalaguete. It was built in 1938 during the time of Fr. Ruperto Sarmiento. This impressive monument of Christ the King was a way for the parish priest to show his concern for the spiritual life of his parishioners. This 10-meter monument stands on a pedestal with distinctive ornaments on the corners. The monument also features a perimeter enclosure and a stairway with decorative columns on the sides.
Aside from the Cristo Rey Monument, there are also a number of other tourist spots in Dalaguete. These tourist spots include the San Guillermo de Aquitania Church, the Municipio or Casa Real, the Spanish era watchtower, and the bronze cannon used to protect the town against raiders and pirates.
You can easily reach Dalaguete by getting on a bus headed for the town at the Cebu South Bus Terminal. You have the choice of getting on an air-conditioned bus or one without air-condition. The Cristo Rey Monument is located right in the middle of the church plaza where a number of heritage sites are also located.
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