Cerro de la Cruz, Antigua

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Embark on a short but steep walk to Cerro de la Cruz, a landmark of Antigua. The ascent takes you to a scenic lookout point, complete with a large cross statue made of stone, dedicated to the city’s patron saint. From the viewpoint perched on the hilltop, you can enjoy the postcard-like vista of the city, with the imposing Volcan Agua in the background. Robberies in the once notorious area have declined thanks to improved security, but it's best not to attempt the ascent alone or at night. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Cerro de la Cruz by using our Antigua trip itinerary tool .
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  • Cerro la Cruz is a beautiful place to get to know the old one from a high panorama. Upstairs they sell fast food like sanwishes, hail, treats, etc. Be careful with your car, on one occasion they opened my car and found nothing.
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  • After looking up at the cross for many years, we were finally able to get a tour company to take a group of us up to see it. We had been warned about robbers along the road and knew better than to wal...  more »
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  • Rewarding climb, beautiful view. There are some benches and tables to stop at on the way up, police were hanging around so it was very safe. Definitely worth doing while in Antigua. Free if you walk up.
  • Epic adventure in Antigua. Reasonable walk up the mountain and easy walk down to the city. Go in the morning for the clearest view of Agua and good lighting on the city. There are snacks and water for sale once you get up there.
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