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Cerro de la Cruz, Antigua

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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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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  • Beautiful views enjoyed by locals and tourists alike. The road seemed sort of narrow, but we were riding on a medium sized bus, so it is all relative. They charged 30 Quetzals for parking for the bus,...  read more »
  • The trailhead is a little hidden in a residential area but it's very close to the Merced Church. A moderate walk up steps on a well-maintained urban trail will reward you with an expansive view of Ant...  read more »
  • If you are feeling energetic the walk up to look out point is through a very nice park. If you don't fancy the climb take a bus or the local put- put. The view over the city is worth the time. 
  • 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.
  • It's a cross on a hill with a beautiful view of the city. Many people go up here! There's lovely stairs!
  • Nice little hike to the top (very fast), beautiful view of the town of Antigua and its surrounding volcanoes.
  • We walked up here from downtown (its only about 20 mins from the central square). We were warned it might not be safe but we found it to be fine. The pedestrian steps up to the top had 4 policemen stationed on them during daylight hours (it "closes" at 6pm) so if you go before then in daylight you should be fine. Worth it for the views of the Agua volcano and a great overview of Antigua in its shadow.
  • It's a pretty easy 20 minute hike up here with lovely views The guidebooks say it can be a bit dangerous but ignore that - Inguat told me it's safe now and I felt totally safe.
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