Cerro de la Cruz, Antigua

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Embark on a short but steep walk to Cerro de la Cruz, a landmark of Antigua. The ascent takes you to a scenic lookout point, complete with a large cross statue made of stone, dedicated to the city’s patron saint. From the viewpoint perched on the hilltop, you can enjoy the postcard-like vista of the city, with the imposing Volcan Agua in the background. Robberies in the once notorious area have declined thanks to improved security, but it's best not to attempt the ascent alone or at night. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Cerro de la Cruz by using our Antigua trip itinerary tool .
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  • You can hike up the 309+ stairs or get a car to the top. Either way there are great views over the city and if you are lucky Agua volcano.  more »
  • They come up as a little more than 300 steps to get, view of the city and the Volcán de Agua is worthwhile, road and site are dirty and careless, with both daily visitor facilities could be improved.
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  • Nice viewpoint from which one can see old and its volcanoes. There children flying their kites of colors. Required your visit
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  • Nice walk up to a great view of Antigua. I went there early morning and got a great view of the city. You can go at a slow pace, climbing 300 meters (1000 ft) of gently inclined steps and enjoy all the trees amd wildlife in the area. Nice free walk.
  • Great view of Antigua. A very touristy place but is a great view with just a small hike to the mountain. Wear comfy shoes if doing the walk. Is a good place to bring your dog just be aware just like everywhere else, there is a lot of stray dogs here.
  • A must if you visit Antigua. Great view of the city. A few vendors at the parking area. Restrooms at the road entrance. Can get busy. Tourists from 4 continents seen when I was there.
  • Breathtaking spot for a short visit. You can enjoy the view of the volcanoes and the entire Antigua area from an unobstructed mountain top. My son and I decided to take a tuk-tuk ride up the hill because we preferred not to walk in an area we were not familiar with , with our cash and passports on our person. Our driver waited for us and brought us back to town. We visited at around 10:30 am. It was perfect. There are vendors all along the area and on top of the hill. :-)
  • It's a good place for taking a quiet and peaceful walk. There's a lot of tourists here so I would say it's very touristy. The group from USA, France etc. There's little girl selling street souvenir and the tourists just want them to take photos with them. It's a bit sad that they use the local little girls here and then just leave her aside after taking a photo with her. The view is good that you can see the volcano.
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