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Cerro del Fortin

Diaz Ordaz at Calle Delmonte, Oaxaca, Mexico
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Ranked #43 of 50 Attractions in Oaxaca
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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Owner description: This hill on the city's west side offers great views of the surrounding area.

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Invermere, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Cerro del Fortín is the hill above Oaxaca de Juarez, Oaxaca, Mexico. There is a long stairwell up to the obvious and impressive Auditorio Guelaguetza and further road walking up to the planetarium. This makes for a pleasant uphill workout although perhaps best travelled in a group. There is a trail above which wanders up to the top of El... More

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Seattle, WA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Walk up the steps near Mercado Sanchez Pascuas to the Guelatguetza Auditorio and beyond to the Planetarium and Observatory and then beyond along the trails up and into the forest for great exercise and views of downtown and the valley towards Etla. This walk is best done in the cool of the morning but I am guessing it is also... More

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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

The view is stunning at Benito's statue. By NO means walk on the the Cerro del Fortin trail behind the Planetario Nuadehui! Two friends have been recently held up at knife point. Two women (mother and daughter) and a man and woman! Three men came out of the bushes,showed a knife and took everything of value. BEWARE

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Vancouver
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

this is to update my review of February 2012. My Oaxacan friends say there have been recent muggings on the hill so go early in the morning when there are many walkers and joggers and it is cool temperature. I would plan to be off the hill before 10;30 as the hill is pretty deserted aftr that ... except on... More

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Olympia WA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

Just before the Observatorio, there is a dirt road that takes off to the right...you can follow it for about a mile, providing nice views of the town

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Vancouver
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

I hike this all the time for exercise and the views. If you go from town then there are more stairs but you have the option of taking a taxi to halfway up the stairs. Once you get past the stairs it is a pleasant easy uphill walk along the ridge. Total return walk from downtown is 2 to 3... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2010

We were mugged walking along the trail to Cerro del Fortin. Afterwards, numerous Oaxacans said that they had heard of similar things happening there before and that they did not recommend the area for tourists.

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