Cerro San Bernardo, Salta

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#1 of 21 in Parks in Salta
Hike or take a cable car up to Cerro San Bernardo for sweeping views over town. Rising 285 m (935 ft) above the city, the hill once stood as an island in a prehistoric sea--as evidenced now by a huge number of fossils and geological layers under its surface. A funicular from the city's central square whisks you up to the summit, where the plain and surrounding hills form an expansive landscape. Alternatively, tackle the 1,000-plus steps to the top of the hill. Keep an eye out for city landmarks like churches and stadiums emerging below. See Cerro San Bernardo and all Salta has to offer by arranging your trip with our Salta trip itinerary planner.
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  • I climbed the teleferico ($200 rise, up and down $400 for adults, there is price for children and retirees), I walked down and it was a very pleasant walk. Unfortunately they were doing maintenance on the fountain with waterfalls, but the view is very nice (of the whole city of Salta).
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  • The hill is very nice to do it caminando.se you can go up with the teleferico and walk it down, they are more than 1,000 steps but it is very beautiful.
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  • The walk up takes around 40 minutes, there are many places to rest. The view is great, there are restrooms, cafeteria, playground for kids, workout place, gift shops, and many places to sit and enjoy the view.
  • Coffe bar was OK place, but nothing more or special. My ice lolly was like an English one from the 1970s. Crisps and drinks OK. But place was a bit unloved. Good vantage pointcfor taking photos of city, though. Other nearby attractions like artificial waterfalls were good.
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