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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. A visit to Cerro de la Cruz represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Antigua trip generator to plot your vacation.
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  • The way to the top is easy reachable. You'll have a nice walk through the forest, stairs are not steep. You can have rest on the seats while walking as well. On top of the hill you'll see an amazing v...  more »
  • Going up cerro de la cruz is a good and nice walk, the views when you reach the top are amazing, bring your camera, there is police during daytime, and you should only go during this time, do not go a...  more »
  • We took a taxi up the hill to the Cross and enjoyed the views on a beautiful clear day in Antigua. We walked down the excellent concrete stepped path and back to the Central Plaza. Well worth the trip 
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  • Nice to walk over here from Antigua. Great view from up there
  • Can't beat the views. Go early morning. Usually pretty easy to get a cab to bring you from your hotel to the footpath leading up giving you a nice steep refreshing walk to start your day.
  • Great place for cityscape photographs. Had a friend bring me here for the view and a little meditation.
  • Nice little hike to the top (very fast), beautiful view of the town of Antigua and its surrounding volcanoes.
  • It's a cross on a hill with a beautiful view of the city. Many people go up here! There's lovely stairs!