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Cerro de la Cruz, Antigua

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Landmark
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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  • Very easy to get to, any taxi will drive you up there or you can walk up the steps. The views of the city and the volcano are quite something from up there. It's kinda shame that they don't do a bette...  more »
  • Do the morning if the sky is clear. Access by stairs or by tuc tuc. Nice view of volcano Agua.
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  • Accessable by vehicle, walking up the road or several hundreds of steps. It has a wonderful View of the Spanish Colonial City of Antigua Guatemala founded in 1641  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!