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Address: Calle el Vigia 00730, Ponce, Puerto Rico
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Visitors can climb La Cruz del Vigia, a 100-foot observation tower, to get...

Visitors can climb La Cruz del Vigia, a 100-foot observation tower, to get an incredible view of the mountains meeting the Caribbean Sea at Ponce.

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Great view, but...careful

This attraction basically is a cross-shapped tower,where the arms are a window covered panoramic overview of the city of Ponce. There is a small Japanese Garden to visit too, and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 28, 2015
Eyedocsurgeon2020
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Ponce, Puerto Rico
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OMAHA,NEBRASKA
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76 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It does give you the impression it is not open; Buy tickets below at the palace if you want to experience the cross on the hillside overlooking Ponce, they will let you into the gate with your vehicle. It is $6 a person and is way more than its worth. Unlike the Palace and Gardens, which are well worth the... More 

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Thank KINGOFOMAHA
West Hartford, Connecticut
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103 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

We drove up the hill knowing it was closed. How places in Ponce are closed for 4 days is amazing when all these places are on the tourist map! We thought we will drive by to see it from outside and honestly it looks dilapidated and run down.

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Thank harrrypot
Ponce, Puerto Rico
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42 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

This attraction basically is a cross-shapped tower,where the arms are a window covered panoramic overview of the city of Ponce. There is a small Japanese Garden to visit too, and you can see the Casa Serralles museum down the road. The bad side of this dominant hilltop is its particular location. Try to go with a tour or taxi. If... More 

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2 Thank Eyedocsurgeon2020
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46 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

Have a sweet peaceful place to go on a date!i love love love the Japanese garden! !that was also beautiful and the view from the top of the cruz is amazing! !!

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Thank krystle c
Boston (well, an hour south)
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188 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

I read the reviews of this place here and decided to check it out. You can pay to see this, the castle, and the Japanese garden. Once here, ride the elevator to the top of the cross and walk along the arms. Check out different points in Ponce from up high. At the bottom, relax and have a cold soda... More 

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Ponce, Puerto Rico
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2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

The views are breathtaking. Needs maintenance ASAP. Elevator is slow and gets stuck frequently. The glass are dirty and there is a faint smells of urine. Save the cross!

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Thank Elizabeth S
Long Island, New York
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69 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

A big cross at the top of the mountain. Very imposing. Unfortunately, it was closed when we went there but the view of Ponce from there is wonderful.

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Thank S K
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I went there twice and it was closed. Only opens from Thursdays to Sunday. All it is a nice view of a huge cross and of Ponce. Little ones will not find it so cool as my 12yrs old son was bored.

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Thank Vanessa I
Scotch Plains,NJ
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91 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

It's a giant cement cross standing high up on the hillside overlooking Ponce, Puerto Rico. What's to like...well I'll tell you that it was the highlight of our visit to Ponce because it gave us great views of the area and just above it is a beautiful Japanese garden and just below it is the Don Q home. Visiting all... More 

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Thank Rob F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 via mobile

Loved the views it was so worth the trip. My grandmother is 93 yrs old and have lived here all her life but never had gone she really enjoyed herself.

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