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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  • Beautiful views and panorama of Antigua. Must see if you are in the area. Easy to access by bus and car.  more »
  • You want to have an idea of how it is old, then upload to this viewpoint and you will see it in its splendor, a very nice view, I went day and I liked
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  • It is a short hike up the hill to reach the cross and when you do, you get an incredible view of Antigua. A few market stalls are up there too for your souvenir needs.  more »
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  • Nice walk up to a great view of Antigua. I went there early morning and got a great view of the city. You can go at a slow pace, climbing 300 meters (1000 ft) of gently inclined steps and enjoy all the trees amd wildlife in the area. Nice free walk.
  • Great view of Antigua. A very touristy place but is a great view with just a small hike to the mountain. Wear comfy shoes if doing the walk. Is a good place to bring your dog just be aware just like everywhere else, there is a lot of stray dogs here.
  • A must if you visit Antigua. Great view of the city. A few vendors at the parking area. Restrooms at the road entrance. Can get busy. Tourists from 4 continents seen when I was there.
  • Breathtaking spot for a short visit. You can enjoy the view of the volcanoes and the entire Antigua area from an unobstructed mountain top. My son and I decided to take a tuk-tuk ride up the hill because we preferred not to walk in an area we were not familiar with , with our cash and passports on our person. Our driver waited for us and brought us back to town. We visited at around 10:30 am. It was perfect. There are vendors all along the area and on top of the hill. :-)
  • It's a good place for taking a quiet and peaceful walk. There's a lot of tourists here so I would say it's very touristy. The group from USA, France etc. There's little girl selling street souvenir and the tourists just want them to take photos with them. It's a bit sad that they use the local little girls here and then just leave her aside after taking a photo with her. The view is good that you can see the volcano.
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