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Cerro San Bernardo

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Address: Salta, Argentina
Phone Number: 0387-431-0641
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Very good and free alternative to taking the cable car

The walk to the top at a normal pace will take you 30 minutes. You are shaded for the most of the stair climb by the trees. There are people exercising up and down the stairs... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2016
Mike K
Toronto, Canada
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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Walked up here a couple of time whilst in Salta, there are over 1000 steps which wind towards the top. They are not too repetitive as the distance between each step varies. Very popular with local families on the the weekend. Views are spectacular. Can get the gondala if walking isn't your thing! Believe it is 150pesos return.

Thank Jamesy1984
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

Three ways to get the top of the mountain. Car, hike through the stone trail or cable car. Nice to see the city of Salta from that elevation.

Thank Gabriel j
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

We decided to climb the San Bernardo hill where you can get a view of the city. The hiking path is found behind the Guemes monument, across the street. You'll find steps with the stations of the cross so you'll know you're headed in the right direction. The climb is moderate, for a regular hiker it will not be difficult... More 

Thank mstrniste
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

A lot of money for an average trip and view. Yes it's fairly high and you can look down over the city. But I didn't find it impressive and the cable car was expensive - 150 argentine pesos return. Wouldn't bother.!

Thank Aoife O
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

I would say this is a must, the view is great and it is a great achievement climbing all the steps. It sounds a lot but it doesn't take too long, around an hour up there, and an hour down. Take some water and snacks with you as there wasn't a cafe open when I got to the top! If... More 

Thank Grace M
Salta, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

This is another MUST whilst in Salta. Incredible view of the city and of the valley of Lerma. Can walk, drive or take the cable car up. Recommend the cable car.

Thank Stephen C
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

The walk to the top at a normal pace will take you 30 minutes. You are shaded for the most of the stair climb by the trees. There are people exercising up and down the stairs throughout the day and tourists using this as an alternative to the cable car. Even the steps are not direct to the top..there is... More 

Thank Mike K
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016 via mobile

One if the main attractions in the city of Salta. Gives a nice outlook on the city and its straight urban design lines. Rather expensive for a trip in the sky!

Thank Verberckt D
Surfside, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

This is an Ok cable car trip to get a great view of the city. On top there's a trial, some local crafts, a cafe with a view but not fancy.

Thank Jorge U
Herzlia, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016 via mobile

While climbing the steps to Cerro San Bernardo I noticed that in addition to us tourists there were quite a few locals using the mountain for their daily sports, running up and down several times. Why is it fun? Because unlike regular hill training, this run is along beautiful weather protecting trees with a wonderful city view at the top.... More 

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