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 .
Tours to Cerro de la Cruz
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Cerro de la Cruz Reviews
Hiked to the top this wk. Well maintained walk way to the top. Not a “forest trail” with natural terrain. Can also hire a tuk tuk to go to the top. Their standard rate is Q10 each way. That’s total an... more »
Until 5 p.m. it is safe to go to the cross. There are a couple of security guards, because of incidents in the past. Beautiful view. If you want you can go by car, but it is not a very difficult walk.... more »
Wonderful view of Antigua and excellent photo opportunity. Pretty easy hike to the top and no cost of admission. Make sure you take the time to see this, it’s well worth the visit and to see the beautiful view.
Easy walk up for our family and great views. We arrived just before the vendors were completely set up and most of the tourists had arrived. Go early if you want to enjoy the silence of nature.
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