Illustration for article titled This Insane Jesus Park Might Have You Giving Up Sanity For Lent

While the faithful are giving things up for this year's observance of Lent, Argentina's Christianity-themed Tierra Santa theme park piles on the excess in a series of bible scenes that are presented with gaudy mannequins and kitschy spectacle.

Advertisement

This family friendly amusement park illustrates a number of parables using over 500 fiberglass figures ranging from wretched beggars to muscly Romans. Few other religious sites ask visitors to consider the abs of bible heroes or present angelic visitations as scenes of neon transcendence. The centerpiece of the experience though is the 40-foot Jesus automata that rises out of an artificial mountain at regular intervals. As you consider what you could give up for Lent, take a look at these spectacular shots of the world's craziest Jesus theme park.

Illustration for article titled This Insane Jesus Park Might Have You Giving Up Sanity For Lent
Advertisement

Image Credit: Lep

Illustration for article titled This Insane Jesus Park Might Have You Giving Up Sanity For Lent
Advertisement

Image Credit: Lep

Illustration for article titled This Insane Jesus Park Might Have You Giving Up Sanity For Lent
Advertisement

Image Credit: Lep

Illustration for article titled This Insane Jesus Park Might Have You Giving Up Sanity For Lent
Advertisement

Image Credit: Brian Allen

Illustration for article titled This Insane Jesus Park Might Have You Giving Up Sanity For Lent
Advertisement

Image Credit: Jennifer Yin

Illustration for article titled This Insane Jesus Park Might Have You Giving Up Sanity For Lent
Advertisement

Image Credit: Brian Allen

Illustration for article titled This Insane Jesus Park Might Have You Giving Up Sanity For Lent
Advertisement

Image Credit: Brian Allen

Illustration for article titled This Insane Jesus Park Might Have You Giving Up Sanity For Lent
Advertisement

Image Credit: Brian Allen

Illustration for article titled This Insane Jesus Park Might Have You Giving Up Sanity For Lent
Advertisement

Image Credit: journeylism

To check out more religious theme parks around the world, head over to Atlas Obscura!

Advertisement

Top Image Credit: Brian Allen

Share This Story

Get our newsletter