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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  • August 15, 2017
    As all iconic Hill, lets you view the entire city. Worth go up and get some good shots.
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  • August 9, 2017
    went here as part of a private tour with three teenagers. we did not hike up but we hiked down--all stairs. Not too bad of a hike. Standing in front of that cross overlooking the three volocanos in th...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    On a lovely Sunday, I walked up to the cross and enjoyed the amazing views that are available. Walking up I passed several markets and places to eat and shop. There was a good police presence and I fe...  more »
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  • April 24, 2017
    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.
  • June 6, 2017
    Magnificent panoramic view on Antigua. Beautiful gardens with a large variety of plants and trees. Also nice kitchen garden. Definitely worth visiting.
  • June 22, 2017
    Nice early morning hike. Pays off in the end with a beautiful view of Antigua
  • July 3, 2017
    Beautiful views of the city after a short hike. Try coming at sunset or sunrise to get the best views!
  • June 25, 2017
    One of the free things to do in Antigua plus it gives you a nice view of the entire town!

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