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Address: Calle el Vigia 00730, Ponce, Puerto Rico
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Visitors can climb La Cruz del Vigia, a 100-foot observation tower, to get...

Visitors can climb La Cruz del Vigia, a 100-foot observation tower, to get an incredible view of the mountains meeting the Caribbean Sea at Ponce.

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A good view and some interesting history

I only gave this 4 because the windows in the observation area are not super clear. We actually enjoyed the view from the ground more. They sell cokes and beer, it's a nice stop... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 February 2017
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North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First this is very cool at night from a distance. You can it from miles away and it looks very cool. However, getting there on the old winding roads is not as safe as it should be. Very run down when you see it up close. Great views of the town from there, so if you go keep your back... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went here after visiting the Serralles castle. Is a great view from the top. You can see the whole city

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

I only gave this 4 because the windows in the observation area are not super clear. We actually enjoyed the view from the ground more. They sell cokes and beer, it's a nice stop. We did not have time for the museum across the street. We did enjoy the winding drive there and the surrounding neighborhood is beautiful. Nice guides.

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Ponce, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

La Cruceta is built at the top of a mountain called El Vigia or The Lookout. This where an old lighthouse was built during the time of the Spanish domain to help ships approach the bay safely. It is now a structure in the shape of a cross with a glass viewing area to admire the southern coastline. It is... More 

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Ocala, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

If you decide to visit the South area of Puerto Rico, you need to stop in Ponce. The Cruz del Vigia is a very cheap, beautiful and quick place that you can visit and continue on your day. After you pay you go in and you take an elevator to the viewing area, which is air conditioned for the comfort... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

My wife, her brother, sister-in-law and I recently visited Puerto Rico together and did some sightseeing in Ponce for a day. The Cruz del Vigia is an amazing structure on the side of a mountain overlooking the city of Ponce. When you take the elevator to the observation deck your view is amazing. You can see the entire city as... More 

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Puerto Rico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Great view of Ponce!!! make the trip as part of the Japanese garden and Castillos Serralles!!! Quick by yourself view

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

I was able to drive up the streets easily to find this attraction.They said it was a new place..I am happy I got photo's of Ponce on this trip.There is cost to get to ride the evelevator

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Thats about it...Be better off to go next door to the Castle Serraiies. Very nice and interesting tour.

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Thank Jose V
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

This cross is in front of El Castillo Serralles. It have an elevator that will take to the top of the cross, once you are at the top you would be able to see to the south of Ponce and the Caribbean Sea. is a great place to take pictures.

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