Cerro San Bernardo
Cerro San Bernardo
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Jorit N
West Melton, New Zealand109 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
We walked up the path to the top and enjoyed it very much. Lots of birds and even a snake to see on the way, good excuse to stop and take a break. The views from the top are excellent, nice place to enjoy a drink and sit back. Also a few stands offering local craft. Well worth it!
Written February 21, 2020
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Jen S
London, UK406 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
We walked up and down the steps- it only took about half an hour to get up and it was sheltered from the sun by trees. Incredible views when you get to the top - well worth it!
Written February 9, 2020
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Freewunderlust
London, UK117 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
Great Views, a nice walk down and around.

A few shops and the bars and restaurant would've been nice to try but it was under renovation.

Try to go when it is clear, this can be difficult in Salta so don't wait for Sunset.
Written January 29, 2020
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Carrie W
Sarnia, Canada207 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
On a sunny day it may be worth it, if you want a view of the city and surrounds. The skyline of Salta is underwhelming really. At the top you can see the mountains and valleys, but if you want a great way to see the area, go on a tour to the outer regions, such as Salinas Grandes, Cachi or National Cardones Parque. The ticket price both ways (up/down) cost us 400 pesos for adults, 10 USD. Seniors rate; 230 pesos, 6 USD. You can purchase just a one-way trip. The windows of the cars were dirty and worn, there is windows in the doors that were open to see clearly out of. At the top, there is a cafe/wine wagon, bathrooms and other lookouts. Most of the lookouts though had trees obscuring the views.
Written March 26, 2019
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Laura Kate Blackmore
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019
We walked up Cerro San Bernardo from our hostel in El Centro de Salta. It took us about 40 minutes to tackle the stairs, but it is well worth the incline for the views at the top of the mountain of Salta. Most of the hike is in the shade too, which I liked because the sun is strong and the humidity is high during February. We topped off our walk with a coffee from the local cafeteria and caught the cable cart back down the mountain (200 pesos one way), which provided some spectacular views as well.
Written February 18, 2019
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igipopa
Perth, Australia43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2016 • Solo
A very green 30 minute trek to the top was well worth it for a lovely view of the city. Up the top you'll find a remnants of a free outdoor gym and a little amphitheatre where you can sit and enjoy an ice cream purchased at one of the nearby stalls
Written February 13, 2016
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kayakercat
Loreto, Mexico31 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2014 • Family
Took the tram to the top -great views, but kind of touristy at the top. A good thing to do on a clear day
Written July 6, 2014
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Nancy_Ottawa
Ottawa, Canada625 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2013 • Couples
The gondola ride is now 45 pesos per person return. If you have a few hours in and a sunny afternoon the view is worth the ride. The park at the summit is very nice and the trees provide plenty of cover from the sun as you stroll along the paths. A bit of a breeze and several beautiful views of the valley and the city from lots of different angles. The waterfall is actually nicely done ... trees, flowers and little nooks to sit and just enjoy the view. We went on a Sunday afternoon and it was fairly quiet. Easy enough to find; it's about a 30-minute walk to the Ticket Office from the Plaza 9 de Julio - follow the Parque San Martin all the way and you'll see it on your left as you get closer to the hill. Bring your sunscreen. You can get a drink at the small Cafe and there are some vendors selling crafts, blankets, purses, hats, etc.
Written March 9, 2013
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maria c
San Miguel, Argentina17 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2013 • Family
Great views, nice gardens, beautifull fall.
Cleanness might be improved, staff is OK. Also the surroundings are very nice and in the base there is a park with includes a lake with activities, is a must in salta
Written February 18, 2013
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Chesatamette
Maryland118 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2012 • Friends
Though the easiest method to reach the top is via cable car, we decided to save the money and take the stairs. Though Salta isn´t the highest city, I did feel a little short of breath from the altitude, but even with frequent breaks at convenient benches we made it to the top in 40 minutes. We were climbing through a forest, and at the top most of the views have some slight obstruction from trees, but you still get a nice view over the city of Salta.

There is also a small gym of outdoor exercise equipment, which was quite popular. We got to the top just before sunset, and our best decision was to walk along the road to the bottom. Occasionally there would be unobstructed views of the city, with lights turning on, the mountains turning purple and the sky wonderful shades of orange. This route was longer, and you have to take care about cars coming down, but it was downhill and well worth if for the views.

I´d recommend to anyone to go to the top of this cerro, but the time to do this would be at sunset or sunrise for the best experience
Written September 16, 2012
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