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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  • For those we love Cordoba this is a normal Hill, which is only isolated and sees it as a mass with his cross above. There are people walking it appreciating afforestation and the birds and good views from the top.
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  • Beautiful place. Ideal for the whole family. They incorporated a few tricycles to people who can not walk much at an affordable cost
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  • We went with a group of friends, objective? Upload it to the top and also the cross. The day was cool and there were squalls. Keep in mind that they do not let you upload if it rains, the ground becomes very slippery and unsafe. We left early from montevideo we take an interdepartmental bus, it can be drinks or cot with terminal destination of Piriapolis there take another bus from the company Guscapar line 27 that left us at the door of the reserve. Uploading takes time and average two hours depending on how many stops do. It is a difficult ascent to bring water and comfortable clothes and footwear with good grip and is very steep parts there is that climbing rocks you need strength and energy for the ascent. Upon arrival you meet the cross, the views are spectacular climb to cross is forced to enjoy even more of the panoramic views offered. The drop is even more difficult and dangerous care! The ride worth down the Hill is the reserve that has greatly improved in the care of animals and preservation of areas. There is also restaurant and snacks service to have a good time. It has bathrooms clean and care.
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