Tierra Santa theme park, Argentina

Photo © Beatrice Murch

For an unconventional theme park experience, Tierra Santa, in Buenos Aires, is the place to go. A park built around the stories in the Bible, it is a realm of life-size figures and buildings set in a replica Jerusalem.

From watching a sound and light show of the Nativity, complete with mechanical farm-yard animals, to visiting Ghandi, who makes a surprising appearance just round the corner from Jerusalem, Tierra Santa certainly offers visitors an unusual and bizarre experience.

The pièce de resistance is an 18-metre tall statue of Jesus with 36 mechanical movements, which ‘resurrects’ every hour to the accompaniment of Hallelujah blasting from speakers.

Talk about taking religion to new dimensions…

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