Founded on March 10, 1543. Let’s tour one of the most beautiful cities like Cerro De La Cruz in Guatemala together. Antigua was the capital of Guatemala between 1541 and 1776, this city still preserves many aspects of colonial architecture in its churches, convents, restaurants, houses, galleries, hotels and museums. With a warm but comfortable climate for running at almost any time of day and with fresh spring air, this tour starts at the central park surrounded by the Palacio de Los Capitanes, the Ayuntamiento Municipal and the Cathedral of San José; on weekends many cultural activities take place here such as concerts, dances, book fairs, art exhibitions, or religious activities such as processions as well.
On our way to the hill, we will see many tourists walking or running since this is a highly touristic city. We will pass by the picturesque Tanque de La Unión where many newlyweds choose to have their photo session, the ruins of the Santa Clara convent, the former Capuchin convent.
At the top of the hill, there is a large cross that was placed there in 1930, from this viewpoint you can see the entire city of Antigua, with the volcanoes of Agua, Fuego, and Acatenango. The hill is surrounded by a large forest and many other mountains. This place is preferred by many photographers because of the beautiful view it has.
On our way back Guatemala visit, we will again pass by many beautiful places and cobbled streets, we might also stop by some local shops in case you want to buy some water or snacks. We will pass in front of the Church of La Merced also known as “wedding cake”, under the famous Santa Catalina Arch where the New Year is celebrated in the style of Times Square, in front of the ruins of the Church of the Company of Jesus and return to the Central Park. The volcanoes can be seen from any point in the city, you will surely want to stop at every corner to take different pictures.
This Guatemala running tour route has a medium-high grade due to the inclination of the Cerro de la Cruz, suitable for strength training.