Cerro San Bernardo, Salta

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Hike or take a cable car up to Cerro San Bernardo for sweeping views over town. Rising 285 m (935 ft) above the city, the hill once stood as an island in a prehistoric sea--as evidenced now by a huge number of fossils and geological layers under its surface. A funicular from the city's central square whisks you up to the summit, where the plain and surrounding hills form an expansive landscape. Alternatively, tackle the 1,000-plus steps to the top of the hill. Keep an eye out for city landmarks like churches and stadiums emerging below. Plan your visit to Cerro San Bernardo and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Salta travel itinerary maker.
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  • August 15, 2017
    A trip not to be missed if you visit Salta, you have several options to upload, auto, walking down the Hill, or by steps and the cable car which is the most entertaining and fun. Its cost is 200 pesos. At the Summit there are beautiful views of the city and some very beautiful waterfalls to photograph. Good ride.
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  • August 15, 2017
    The way to this Hill is by cable car, in car or walking (is away and uphill) my samigas and I opted to do so by taxi, the price agreed in advance the price ($300), the view is very nice and all very nice the base of the hill with waterfalls (artificial),.
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  • August 14, 2017
    A place tourism of Salta, which must be done, I recommend it, not to be missed, a beautiful experience
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  • May 12, 2017
    Splendid view of the city. Take the cable car to go up and walk down through the path.
  • April 14, 2017
    2 point of view beautifull on the city but the rest of the "park" is not so interesting. A mini water fall, a garden, a " child garden", a basic coffee place and some artesanal local sales are available. Note that religious moments are also located on the area what explains why there is so much people on religious day. Adult Price for telepherique: 75 pesos for 1 way so 150 pesos in total (april 2017). You also can walking until the top for free
  • December 30, 2016
    Great view of the whole city! Highly recommended but go in the late afternoon or on not so hot days.
  • March 18, 2017
    Excellent view of the city. Nice gardens at the top
  • January 8, 2017
    Excellent little mountain to get your excercise on! A wonderful hike close to the central Salta with a beautiful view and a Gondola for those that dont want to hike up.

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