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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  • An easy walk up a paved walkway with steps leads to the viewpoint. Depending on the weather you may not get the classic view of Agua volcano in the distance, but still a good vantage point out over th...  more »
  • It is not such an exaggerated climb to getting there. You have a very nice view of the city.
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  • Cool spot to go and see. Easy 15 minute walk to the top by stairs. The entrance is at the very north east of town, safe to walk to and bring your phone, no problems. I went in the afternoon and for th...  more »
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  • Great place to visit. I've been there many times with my family and enjoy the little, yet rich in information, museums they have. Very close to central park Antigua. Very centric.
  • Visited here in the afternoon to enjoy the view and take in the scenery. Which is great! Police patrolling throughout the park in the afternoon but beware if you’re to go here on your own for sunrise. Having a dude wave a machete in my face wasn’t exactly what I hoped for when going up there for sunrise lol. Police start to patrol the park at 7-7:30am and joggers will be seen throughout from that time onwards so it’s cool to be in the park at this time. If you’re planning to go before this then go with a group or just pack a big machete too. Sad to have this experience in Guat but it is what it is! Just beware of this if you’re heading up early! Stay safe and travel light always.
  • 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.
  • Quite a few steep steps up to the cross but it's well worth it with the views. Also, I was afraid at first because I read up that this hill is known for muggings and I was going up alone. I met a European couple right before heading up there and they told me it was completely safe and there were some hikers they came across there. I ended up feeling completely safe up there and had no issues.
  • Easy hike to the top and felt rather safe in the day as it's busy and pretty scenic. The view up top is beautiful and the place is great to hang out so I suggest bringing a lunch a d having a picnic!
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