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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  • Well made path up. I was told a good time to go was around 10 or between 2 and 4. I think this was based on business. Safest in crowds as a solo traveller. Great view of the town and valley.  more »
  • A lovely view of Antigua, though difficult to find at first. There were people selling souvenirs, but they were not pushy  more »
  • We visited this viewpoint and the view is very nice, we got up to there in Tuk Tuk, if you use this transport entering Q5 should be paid, you can get up to here also walking and admission is free. Here you will find sales of handicrafts.
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  • It's great with a guide (the first time you can gain a history), for running for exercise, or to hike with friends for a picnic. I always meet new people here and the view never gets old. Always vendors to buy a drink, candy, or a headband. Weekend music, or Sunday youth worship, keep things lively. 333 steps up (and down). Guatemalans from 2 to 92 climb this... and you can, too.
  • Magnificent panoramic view on Antigua. Beautiful gardens with a large variety of plants and trees. Also nice kitchen garden. Definitely worth visiting.
  • Nice early morning hike. Pays off in the end with a beautiful view of Antigua
  • Beautiful views of the city after a short hike. Try coming at sunset or sunrise to get the best views!
  • One of the free things to do in Antigua plus it gives you a nice view of the entire town!

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