Cerro San Bernardo, Salta

4.4
#1 of 27 in Parks in Province of Salta
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. See Cerro San Bernardo and all Salta has to offer by arranging your trip with our Salta trip itinerary planner.
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  • From the main plaza walk two blocks to Goemes. Turn right (east) towards the mountain. Walk about 2/3 mile to a monument in a park. Look to the right for the steep steps up to the top. While tough, it...  more »
  • We climbed by cable car, the view from the top is amazing. I recommend climbing cable car but get walking at dusk, you can see a beautiful view of the city. A must-see in jumps.
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  • A hill with very good access, vehicular how pedestrian, by road or by the ladder, get to the top and see the entire city is a marvel, both night and day, by which, if given time, I recommend doing so in both schedules Since it is very different and the two views are beautiful. Not to mention the evening, falling the Sun back from the hills.
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  • I wanted to love this place after reading good reviews, but it had some huge problems. First of all, it was 80 degrees when we went, so this only applies to hot days. The tram is not ventilated, it has teeny windows on one side and no cross breeze so by the time we got to the top is what close to 100 degrees in the car. Then we expected to have a set of trails to walk, but there were a couple of incomprehensible signs about what to do. Both of these seem easy to fix, and would have made a big difference to us.
  • You have a very nice view over the city from the top of the hill!
  • A good play to hang out
  • Rather expensive, but the view from the top is nice.
  • Fantastic view of the city of Salta from the top of the mountain

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