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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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  • If you want a site where you can appreciate the beauty of the Colonial City, this is a good site. You can use the site to share with family or friends.
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  • This is a tiny hike up around 400 steps (approx) it is on quite a steep incline - as a small warning. But it is so worth the achy legs, for the view. 
  • The viewpoint of Cerro de la Cruz is a popular destination for tourists, however, the rising is something offside and should be not alone up. Of the big cross out one has super views of the city and the opposite volcano.
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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!