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Cerro de la Cruz, Antigua

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Landmark Tourist Spot
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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  • I hiked this twice on the weekend and the first day had no issues. In fact there were rangers or police at the bottom and plenty of people walking their dogs. The second day I had creepy young men wai...  more »
  • If you want something to do for quick and free, you should visit here. You will be able to see the view! I took the stairs, and they weren't that bad because it took me around 15 minutes. It's all abo...  more »
  • Short walk up a nice path to this lovely view point. It was the first thing we did in Antigua and was a great introduction to the little city. It's a must do!  more »
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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!