Cerro Pan de Azucar, Piriapolis

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See the view from the top of Cerro Pan de Azucar, a hill that, with an altitude of 423 m (1,387 ft), represents one of the highest points in the country. Once the site of granite quarrying, this "Sugar Loaf Hill" features a 35 m (115 ft) tall cross, designed by sculptor Juan Zorrilla de San Martin. Go up the spiral staircase that curls up to the cross's horizontal beam to take in extensive views of the surrounding landscape. Plan your visit to Cerro Pan de Azucar and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Piriapolis trip builder app .
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  • October 2, 2017
    Excellent exercise, climbing the Hill is a tradition. For my best days without much sun so you don't overwhelm. Go with sportswear and hydration. Not be children who can not scale alone (for me under 6 years old). Pay attention to the soil, is area of snakes but it is not dangerous.
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  • September 22, 2017
    Good choice of trail in Uruguay. Easy access through the Park, open the 8:00 in the morning. The trail is easy is the preparation makes the rise in 40 m.. If it rained in previous days, the excerpts for the stones are pretty slippery, but it's all about attention. There's a huge upstairs for the sea and inland (altitude ~ 500 m). There is a cross-shaped gazebo accessible by internal ladder. Gusty. Set aside a morning to enjoy the place, worth
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  • September 6, 2017
    Animate and enjoy the natural slopes of this Hill climb, enjoy the game reserve on the basis of the same. Once up enjoy the beautiful views of both the coast and the Serranía
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