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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  • the highest point in Antigua, from here you can see the whole city and the three volcanoes that surround it. 20 minutes walk from the Centre.
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  • One of the highlights of my trip to Antigua--this hike led to an incredible view. Climbing a great number of stairs is necessary, so some level of fitness is necessary.  more »
  • Antigua is a marvel. So richly filled with colonial architecture and lush green as well as the mysterious volcanoes hovering on the horizon, that you almost can't help but miss something worth seeing....  more »
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  • I'm so glad my friend and I took the trek up to the cross to see this amazing view! We went up on a day of a kite festival, so the hillside was filled with families flying kites and having picnics. It was great. As you can see it was a cloudy day but that didn't take away from the view. I really enjoyed the walk up too. It wasn't too strenuous and it was a path through trees.
  • Very cool view with lots of shade in the morning. Perfect for an early day walk. Easy to find by google maps. I don't see how this could be dangerous during daylight. Lots of people and kind security
  • Nice surrounding, is like a hidden small town. And the restaurant is nice with great views.
  • Great views from the city, nice 15min waking up from a clean and ‘easy stair case’ localised on the side of the cross, also there’s a parking lot for those that would like to go by car.
  • This is Antiguas main lookout point... It is just above the city a 15 minute walk or a simple 5 minute ride if you are driving one of Simoon's ATVs Scooters or Motorcycles.. it is one of Antiguas must go sites in Antigua where you can enjoy a relaxing sunrise, afternoon snack or sunset in Antigua... One of the wonderful stops of Simoon Rentals & Tours

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The grid-like but picturesque central streets of Antigua abound with accommodations catering to all manner of travelers, with a selection of budget, mid-range, and high-end boutiques. Most cluster around the city's central landmark, Parque Central (Plaza Mayor). If you stay in this area, you'll be close to all the best attractions in Antigua, as well as the city's most visited eateries, bars, and cafes. If you want to stay in a slightly less crowded area, look just north of the city center to the streets around Iglesia La Merced.
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