Cerro Pan de Azucar, Piriapolis
(4.2/5 based on 340+ reviews on the web)
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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  • It is a must-see in a country that does not offer but rare and few walks up hills (the height is more than 400 metres). The trail is fairly easy and in 40 minutes you reach the Summit where a cross to which it is possible to enter has been located, and with seats within the two arms of the same. The picture is great, being able to see the large Bay that leads to Punta del Este. Down there is a small animal reserve at the foot of the Hill, with native fauna and a reptile that completes the visit. You should go with camera and clothing and footwear, because in summer it traspirará enough.
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  • It is a park that is recommended for a family ride and for those who like adventure tourism. very safe, clean and well distributed with well-maintained animals and visibly excellent condition.
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  • Visit of Piriápolis, can be reached by car or on the bus where you can take in the terminal (leaves you at the gate) very nice Hill with an animal reserve at the base (not very scenic). Rise is simple at the beginning then it can be a little more complicated, but is worthwhile, the views are incredible and the peace that there feels also. A shame to see the cross quite neglected.
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