Cerro de la Cruz, Antigua

4.5
Landmark · Tourist Spot
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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  • Went there to see the city from above. It is a nice viewpoint. Bring snacks and chill for a an hour or so. Go the main road, not on the side through the steep hills in a small town outside the city...  more »
  • On a hillside, on the far North of Antigua, a stone cross and the most superb views of Antigua and its outstanding historic center, as well of the iconic "Volcán de Agua". This is "Cerro de la Cruz...  more »
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  • 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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