Cerro de la Cruz
Cerro de la Cruz
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks
07:00 - 18:00
Monday
07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 18:00
Thursday
07:00 - 18:00
Friday
07:00 - 18:00
Saturday
07:00 - 18:00
Sunday
07:00 - 18:00
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  • Gus G
    Miami, Florida291 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing View of the City of Antigua
    Beautiful park with incredible views of this magical city. And it's free. Bit of a walk but it's well worth it. Heck just take a tuk tuk after your visit to return to your hotel if need be.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 14 July 2023
  • Dennis W
    Saline, Michigan29 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing View
    Amazing view of the city and Vulcan de Agua. Also provides a nice view of Acatenango and Fuego. Be prepared for a uphill walk with steps and some flat walkways, it can be tiring for many. Tuk Turks can’t make it up the hill. Make time for the Santiago Domingo monument at the very top. Area has been recently renovated
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 31 July 2023
  • Roam770332
    41 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cerró de la Cruz tour!!
    Had a blast on an ATV tour with Simoon Tours. First stop Cerro de La Cruz (Hill of the Cross). Gorgeous views of the city! Fernando, our guide, gave us a lovely history of the area & volcanoes. So happy we did this tour that included a coffee plantation and chocolate tour. Well worth the $$
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 October 2023
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Roam770332
41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Had a blast on an ATV tour with Simoon Tours. First stop Cerro de La Cruz (Hill of the Cross). Gorgeous views of the city! Fernando, our guide, gave us a lovely history of the area & volcanoes. So happy we did this tour that included a coffee plantation and chocolate tour. Well worth the $$
Written 7 October 2023
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Robbert L
Amsterdam, The Netherlands2,221 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Great views over the beautiful city of Antigua. Relatively short hike. Worth the trip from the city. Best views with a clear sky.
Written 12 August 2023
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Dennis W
Saline, MI29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Amazing view of the city and Vulcan de Agua. Also provides a nice view of Acatenango and Fuego. Be prepared for a uphill walk with steps and some flat walkways, it can be tiring for many. Tuk Turks can’t make it up the hill.
Make time for the Santiago Domingo monument at the very top.
Area has been recently renovated
Written 31 July 2023
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Gus G
Miami, FL291 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
Beautiful park with incredible views of this magical city. And it's free. Bit of a walk but it's well worth it. Heck just take a tuk tuk after your visit to return to your hotel if need be.
Written 14 July 2023
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Jessenia C
Boston, MA9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
It’s an easy walk/hike up some very well maintained stairs. The views are spectacular. If you’re coming during the raining season, it’s best to go up early before the clouds cover the volcán de agua.
Written 4 July 2023
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andy y
36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
This is a nice lookout point surrounded by lots of trees and places to sit or walk. Since Antigua is so small it's an easy walk from anywhere in the town.

If you're visiting Antigua I'd highly recommend taking setting aside an hour or so to come here casually and relax.
Written 26 April 2023
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Purchasing2000
Miami, FL139 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
This is a great place to take pictures of Antigua Guatemala town with the Volcan de Agua as a background. You can also see the Volcán de Fuego to your right. You can watch and if you time it right, you can get your picture with the smoke coming out of the volcano when it erupts.
The access is relatively easy. I took a Tuk Tuk from The Arc of Catalina for around $10-13. Then a little dirt walk and to the cemented path area directly to the observatory area.
This place has been recently renovated and it is really nice now. It also has free restrooms. Be aware that there is a dog welcome group…they are very friendly specially “Manchas” … I wish I could have taken him back to the States…they are all up for adoption according to the security guard there.
Written 11 April 2023
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yakermary
Andrews, NC174 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
Came up on Easter Sunday alone and felt safe. Plenty of people around and security. I took a Tuk Tuk up and walked back down . Vendors have bottled /canned drinks and snacks if needed. I was there on a clear day and view was amazing.
Written 9 April 2023
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Alan D
Lakewood, CO75 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
We walked up to the Cerro de la Cruz twice for the exercise. On clear days, it gives a good view of Antigua and the Volcano Agua .
Written 11 March 2023
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Jonas V
Belsele, Belgium2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
They recently revamped the whole area with new decorations like plants, benches and lights. All very beautiful, if it wasn't for the fact that they now close this public nature area between 6pm and 6am.

We arrived right when they closed, and the security staff wouldn't even let us take 1 picture. "You can come back tomorrow at 6am they said".

When asking why they placed those beautiful lights if no one is allowed to be there while it's dark, their reply was "for security". Security for who? The stray dogs who live there?

On top of that they were using their whistles to round everyone up to leave as if we're dogs, or in some sort of WW2 camp... Extremely rude service and explanations that don't make sense.
Written 20 February 2023
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