Cerro de la Cruz

Perched atop the hills that surround the colonial city of Antigua Guatemala stands the Cerro de la Cruz, offering a panoramic vista that captures the essence of this remarkable destination. With its commanding views of the city’s architectural splendor and the breathtaking backdrop of surrounding volcanoes, Cerro de la Cruz is a must-visit spot for both locals and tourists seeking a memorable experience.

Guest Reviews:

“Recommended to have a beautiful view of Antigua and the Agua volcano in the background. Undoubtedly a place you must visit. You can go up on foot or by car. It has many stools and plenty of space to take photos.” -Matias González

“Super clean, well maintained and very safe. It is a nice spot for sunset though they close at 6pm. Beautiful view over the city.” -Luiz Oliveira

Cerro de la Cruz Orchestra
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Daily 6am – 6pm
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Cerro de la Cruz, meaning “Hill of the Cross,” gets its name from the towering cross that sits upon it that was erected in the 1930s. The cross symbolizing religious traditions, offers hope and protection to all who enter Antigua. Accessible by a short hike or tuk tuk, the summit reveals a panoramic view of the city’s UNESCO-listed buildings, cobblestone streets, and volcanoes Agua, Fuego, and Acatenango.

Beyond views, it’s a place for quiet contemplation and respite. Benches invite immersion in scenery. Loved by locals and tourists, it’s a meeting spot for families, friends, and couples. The site embodies Antigua’s history, culture, and resilience, a witness to its evolution.

Please note that many of the entrance fees for landmarks, parks, and museums are subsidized by the government for Guatemalan citizens. You may notice a price difference for foreigners.