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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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  • This is a great introduction to Antigua -- the entire city is laid out at your feet with the Agua volcano towering over everything. It is a vigorous walk up the steps, so best done early in the mornin...  more »
  • A place where one can take in the beauty of Antigua. Cerro de la Cruz is open to the public and they can stay there as long as they like.  more »
  • If you would like a pananoramic pic from Antigua this is indeed a place to visit while you are traveling. It is amazing how beautiful everything looks up there. Want to brag? Just come take a quick pi...  more »
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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!