Cerro De La Cruz

On the northeast side of Antigua sits Cerro de la Cruz, or Hill of the Cross. It’s a steep 15-20 minute walk up the hill on a paved walkway with stairs. I walked up the hill with my Spanish teacher one day around 3pm and noticed a tourist police officer stationed at the bottom of the hill. It is not recommended to walk up here on your own as the hill was known for muggings. The tourist police of Antigua was formed because of the muggings here. Supposedly since the forming of the tourist police no tourist muggings have occurred here.

Once you reach the Cross you have a panoramic view of the city and also of Volcan Agua to the south of Antigua.

the view from the hill of Antigua with Volcan Agua in the distance