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Cerro San Bernardo

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Address: Salta, Argentina
Phone Number: 0387-431-0641
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Go only if you're trying to stay in shape

The view was in my opinion not very impressive, but the 1,000 steps hike up was a really good workout.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 4, 2015
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Geneva, Switzerland
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318 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Definitely a nice view although this hill is not that high above the city. You can easily reach the summit with the cable care and assuming you're reasonably fit, it is no problem walking down through the stairs in a small half an hour. Don't expect anything but the view up there: no decent cafeteria and not much else to... More 

Thank JMGeneva
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

The view was in my opinion not very impressive, but the 1,000 steps hike up was a really good workout.

Thank Cora N
Berlin, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

This place in definately worth a visit when you're in Salta. You can go up with a cable car and will have beautiful views across Salta and the country. There's even a small waterfall and creek and it's nice to walk araound. A restaurant and souvenier shops can be found up there, too.

Thank JensTetz
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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61 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

As everyone knows, you can enjoy an amazing view from here :) Especially the night view of Salta was beautiful and romantic. We took a cablecar around 17:30 so we could see its day and night. Also we took a walk when coming down the mountain! Such a adventure as we did not climb down the route.

Thank Sunny K
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We enjoyed the hike up immensely. It took us 45 minutes at a leisurely pace with an 8 yr old. The Stations of the Cross are along the route.The view up top is wonderful. Cafe was disappointing so we only had drinks. Some of us took the teleferico down and enjoyed that as well.

Thank deldicque
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The old stations for the cable car are lovely and the view from the top offers a great view of the city.

Thank Max W
Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

we got the cableway to the top and from the start the views are amazing. at the top of the hill, the views of the mountains and the whole city are breathtaking. nice attraction.

Thank Jorge V
Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We climbed the stairs to the top of Cerro San Bernardo. It's a good 30 minute walk for the averagely fit person. We went up late afternoon to catch the sunset. From the top you get stunning views of the city and surrounding mountains. We had a cloudless sky but there is always a city haze. This is a must... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

I walked up the stairs, takes about 30 mins up. It's a steep enough climb, but very do able. The top has lovely views of the valley and the surrounding mountains. I chose to walk back down as the cable car was 85 round trip and 45 one way, so it wasn't worth it. Walk back down takes around 20mins.

Thank Suehowley
Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

If in Salta you should definitely make the trip up Cerro San Bernardo. We chose to walk up it as we wanted the exercise. It is nearly steps the whole way to the top. I did it in my flip flops so it is not a difficult walk and only takes about 40 minutes to get to the top. On... More 

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