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A Huge Statue Worth a few hours to visit

The Statue was the biggest in the world for a long time, it was the basis for the Statue of Liberty... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sandiacre, United Kingdom
Worth a visit

It’s worth stopping here just for the views of Arona and The Lago. It’s not expensive and if you... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Statue was the biggest in the world for a long time, it was the basis for the Statue of Liberty when the French were designing it. Hollow inside you can climb up a ladder if your daring and have ropes attached and look out...More

Thank Geoffreysm1th
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

one of the many attractions in and around this fantastic town, but there is only one statue - that i know of - like this. there is 1 entry fee for the park and to the platform - at the feet - buy this if...More

Thank tankengine12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We walked up to the stature site from Arona. We actually started out the day in Dormelletto further along the lake and walked in total perhaps 1 and a half hours. I think maybe 40 mins from centre of Arona. Fairly steep in places but...More

Thank Mary M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It’s worth stopping here just for the views of Arona and The Lago. It’s not expensive and if you can manage the spiral stairs it’s worth it, we opted not to do the internal ladder up to the view out of the eye as it...More

Thank LandBW7568
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are two price tickets available; one to take steps up to the base of the statue, and one to go inside the statue itself. The steps inside the statue are steep and tight, so not good for everyone. The views overlooking the lake are...More

Thank Giles D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited the statue because I saw you could see it from inside and it sounded mildly interesting. After visiting the statue, I would classify it as one of the highlights of my trip, a genuinely unique experience that was simply wonderful. Note the climbing...More

Thank eee135
Reviewed 12 September 2018

We had a hair raising trip up a winding road to the statue. When we arrived we were amazed at the size of the statue. Our guide told us it was the largest bronze statue in Europe. It certainly was amazing and you could appreciate...More

Thank Carol H
Reviewed 5 August 2018

Worth the visit. we travelled up on the little tourist train from the waterfront as it is to dangerous to walk up the road. we then climbed up the plinth but left the further climb to the more agile.The view is still worth the effort.

Thank Barbara M
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

I visited the statue about 55 years ago and I remembered it as being enormous. This time it wasn’t as large as I remembered but very nice all the same

Thank micias10
Reviewed 30 July 2018

We didn't go in this time and so walked into the adjacent church for some cool. Not only was the church nice but at the rear there was an extensive display showing who and why the statue was erected. Not a lot of people know...More

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