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Address: Calle el Vigia 00730, Ponce, Puerto Rico
Description: 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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Views are worth the trip

From the top of the Cruz there are some amazing views to be had of the city and Carribean. Well worth the trip!

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 8, 2014
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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Overall it was interesting. Something that you go up, look for 2 mins and leave. It gives you a nice view. But when your inside it looks something like it was built by the soviets in the 50's and hasn't been touched since.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We visited the Cruz del Vigia 'cross tower' on 02/16/2015. We managed to drive all the way up past a very impoverished northern Ponce neighborhood in order to get to the mountain side. As we proceeded forward, the houses started to get more luxurious but with a mixture of villas and vacant properties. As we parked at the top of... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

It was raining pretty heavy for a couple of days and we visited the cross.... Rain was leaking in the elevator, through electrical outlets and at the top. Elevator hesitated and the stairs were not permissible. Zen garden salvaged this experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

From the top of the Cruz there are some amazing views to be had of the city and Carribean. Well worth the trip!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

One trip two attraction. One view. And elevator take you to the top where you are free to safety walk around and takes pictures. This will be you first top view of Castillo Serralles. Japanese Garden are also been build in la Cruceta del Vigia.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Sure you will see a great view of Ponce but that's all you pay for since the computers that tell you more about the history of the place run Windows 95 with a bad monitor. I believe it is not worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Being claustrophobic I didn't like the idea of it but I tried it anyways. The stairs are for emergencies only (also is 10 floors to get to the top). The view is amazing but being that high I felt little dizzy. It's really amazing to see all the way to the ocean.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Nice views and provides a good shot to photograph the Castle. The attached Japanese garden can easily be skipped.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

When you go in they have a display of and old store ad house that is really charming, the building is not pretty but is interesting. I have to admit that because I'm afraid of heights I was on the observation floor for less than 3 minutes but theres not much up there except for the view that it is... More 

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Hollywood, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

Got go there to see the view, but can't they find a way to make this place beautiful. It is dated and Pelly maintained.

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