El Cerro de la Cruz, Villa Carlos Paz

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Trek the popular El Cerro de la Cruz, a hill on top of which stands a 15 m (50 ft) statue of a cross. Hike the gradually climbing path, well marked and about 2,200 m (1.3 mi) long, enjoying the peaceful atmosphere along the way. When you reach the top you can admire this city landmark, rest on a bench, purchase snacks at the kiosk, and snap a few photos of the surrounding area. Wear suitable shoes and be careful during the descent, as the rocky path can get slippery. Take a look at our Villa Carlos Paz vacation trip planner to schedule your visit to El Cerro de la Cruz and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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Where to stay in Villa Carlos Paz

Despite its small size, Villa Carlos Paz features a solid array of accommodations thanks to the steady stream of city-slickers looking for a weekend of relaxation. Plenty of larger hotels featuring onsite restaurants, pools, and more upscale furnishings cluster around the highway intersection at the southern tip of the lake. While these obviously get you closer to the downtown nightlife, they generally come with a higher price tag. If you're looking for something a bit more budget-friendly, try renting a room at one of the city's many "cabanas"--smaller, lodge-like hotels farther out from the city center.
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  • Is a hill of 200 mts over the level sea so.. be prepare. Beatiful to have a sigthseen of the Villa Carlos Paz. Probably took about 1-1.5 hours depending, as I stop to take photos it is hard to say. It...  more »
  • It's a beautiful location that gives you a bird's eye view of the city. Interesting for a stroll around. Went in September and visited the area three times. I recommend you to go there.  more »
  • My wife and I walked up before our 0930 breakfast. Beautiful to see the sun rising over Villa Carlos Paz. Probably took about 1-1.5 hours depending, as I stop to take photos it is hard to say. It is a...  more »