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Cerro San Antonio, Piriapolis
(4.4/5 based on 850+ reviews on the web)
Cerro San Antonio provides scenic views of the harbor and the city center to the west, the surrounding mountains and forested hills to the north, and a rocky inlet to the east. The hill owes its name to the small round white chapel at its top. Ride a chairlift from the port or hike up the gentle slope to reach the 130 m (426 ft) summit. Halfway up, you will see the statue of Maris Stella Virgin, protector of anglers and sailors. Every January you can watch or join the runners of "Doble San Antonio" race, which follows the path up and down the hill. Use our Piriapolis holiday planner to arrange your visit to Cerro San Antonio and other attractions in Piriapolis.
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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Great place for those who want to see the whole Beach and town of Piriapolis, I drove up to the highest point where it has parking, I was disappointed that the teleferico is disabled, but the view is especatular.
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  • Piriápolis is halfway between Montevideo and Punta del Este. Then the travel agencies that work with package hit back stop in this Sierra for visitors to take some pictures and enjoy the view of the place seen from above. There is a chapel of Saint Anthony.
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  • Wonderful place to recover energy, for those who believe in superior forces this place is ideal, in addition to a panoramic view of the site, you can still buy to take beautiful images of St. Anthony for the relatives and friends more religious.
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  • One of the best spots in Piriapolis to take pictures. In the Alchemist route designed by Francisco Piria, you can walk up or take the funicular up. Get there at midday to enjoy lunch at the top.
  • Great view, there is a chair lift for two persons that can bring you up there without the need of a car.
  • Classic spot to check in Piriapolis. Cheap ice creams at shops.
  • Just get to the top and enjoy the view
  • Good place to know