Cerro Pan de Azucar, Piriapolis

4.2
#2 of 17 in Nature in Uruguay
Mountain Nature / Park
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. Arrange your visit to Cerro Pan de Azucar and discover more family-friendly attractions in Piriapolis using our Piriapolis vacation planner.
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  • Excellent ride for the day. Climb the Hill, good exercise and excellent view and have a picnic at the base. The parador in the bad base quality.
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  • This despite being the third highest point of Uruguay, which is a country of plains, maybe it's your tallest mountain. The trail is a punk, but winning still has an Upgrade that is going up on the cross, the adventure is incredibly striking, requires a bit of the physical but the view from up there is amazing and worth all the effort ... Be careful up there, because it's all very equal, pay attention at the end of the trail to get back the same way.
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  • What else is cool that Hill is the wild animal reserve. I thought as much. Unfortunately, it has not been possible to climb the Hill because it was wet and slippery. But it's a beautiful place, free and must be visited. The Hill is in the same way to the castle of piria.
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Where to stay in Piriapolis

No one can say for sure what Francisco Pira would have made of the modern development in Piriapolis--but he wanted a beach resort, and he's sure got one. Hotels old and new cling to the beach, offering a variety of facilities including private swimming pools, outdoor dining areas, casinos, and spas. For something a bit quieter, explore the resort-style accommodations in the less built-up areas of the beach. Alternatively, head a bit back from the coast for simpler, modest options.
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