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.
Cerro de la Cruz Reviews
We did this hike in the morning after breakfast. It was mostly uphill but easy due to the steps carved into the hill along the path. From the top there is a view of the whole city below and of course.... more »
The walking path up the hill is wooded, clean and well maintained. Great for a hike if you need exercise while in Antigua. The top is not landscaped nor a pleasant place to stop for a break. I would..... more »
Awesome view of the city, a must go to place on your travel checklist. Highly recommend the short hike up, gives a better experience. Just about 20min hike up.
Definitely a must do well in Antigua. Beautiful view, try to go early when the crowd is low. Amazing view of the volcano.
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