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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  • Very good walk. Go up the stairs is tiring but luckily it is the cable car for the descent. Beautiful view of the city
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  • Terrific. This well signposted and is worth the penalty upload to have a view panoramic of the city. There is a gym also and nice views.
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  • The rise required 30-45 min walk, without too much physical effort. Very good path. The stops of the via crucis accompany you but are half destroyed by vandalism. Atop there are excellent views of the city and surrounding area. But there is much more to do. The bathrooms are in excellent condition.
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  • Decent lomito completo sandwiches. Great views of the city.
  • Ok views, lovely walk up or down is good, if brief, exercise - the cable car is lovely too.
  • Great cable car. A little overpriced!
  • Increibles vistas
  • Insuperables vistas