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Well worth a walk up

The mountain (or some would say a hill) just above the city is well worth it. I'm told that the... read more

Reviewed March 31, 2018
If in Oaxaca, travel to the top Cerro del Fortin, for an experience to remember

In Oaxaca recently we were with a mid size tour group, and every day after breakfast we looked for... read more

Reviewed February 23, 2018
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This hill on the city's west side offers great views of the surrounding area.
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Reviewed March 31, 2018

The mountain (or some would say a hill) just above the city is well worth it. I'm told that the Galegutza is held here in July, alas it was January. At the top there are some restaurants that capture the great view of the town....More

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Reviewed February 23, 2018

In Oaxaca recently we were with a mid size tour group, and every day after breakfast we looked for something to do before our groups activities begin. One morning we were going to walk to the planetarium on top of Cerro del Fortin despite all...More

Thank jefferyp2017
Reviewed February 5, 2018 via mobile

After reading earlier reviews, we were anxious about walking in this isolated area. Nevertheless, we have walked to the summit a dozen times. We see very few people, and those that we encounter are very friendly. There are many fitness types and families. Once we...More

Thank Bruce S
Reviewed October 17, 2017

Cerro del Fortin is on the mountain or hill above the city. Here you will find the statue of Benito Jarez. The Galegutza is held here in the month of July. There are some restrauants here with a beautiful view of the city. Really pretty...More

Thank ladyfromtuxtepecmx
Reviewed July 9, 2017

I ran from centro all the way to the cross a few km beyond the observatory a wet morning around 8. It is a steep climb of many stairs followed by a steep road, a short trail and a steep dirt road. I saw many...More

Thank asoler
Reviewed February 17, 2016

Hey everybody-- There's some conflicting information on TA about Fortin, so I wanted to post an update. I live in Oaxaca, so thought a 'locals' perspective might be helpful here, rather than somebody who has just gone up here once or twice. The gist of...More

18  Thank Spencer S
Reviewed November 1, 2015

Sorry to learn that some visitors to Cerro del Fortin came into harm's way. I spent October 2015 in Oaxaca and ran/walked the escaleras (stairs) and road to the planetarium almost every morning and early evening. Never had any problem with people and experienced a...More

6  Thank Quakeup
Reviewed February 1, 2015

Careful. I really wish I'd read up before we went. Up to planetarium is probably ok but even then I'd be careful. We pushed on and were robbed of everything at knifepoint at the next peak. Very scary experience and the only bad thing I've...More

10  Thank Adriennetanner
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...More

9  Thank Dugla
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...More

Thank Ray M
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