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Interesting... Worth a visit.

The original cross was built in 1801 as a watching post and weather station, it remained in use... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2017
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Amazing views from the top!

We visited Cruz del Vigia as part of the Castillo Serralles tour bundle. It was originally built... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2017
Louise M
Castle Rock, Colorado
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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.
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good28%
  • Average21%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible0%
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Calle el Vigia 00730, Ponce, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

The original cross was built in 1801 as a watching post and weather station, it remained in use until 1917. The current modern structure built in the 1980's is in need of repair, but it offers a beautiful view of the city of Ponce and...More

Thank sorayasesto
Reviewed 25 August 2017

We visited Cruz del Vigia as part of the Castillo Serralles tour bundle. It was originally built as a lookout of some type. The arms of the cross have windows and an elevator takes you several stories up to that level. The views from there...More

Thank Louise M
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Espectacular view, great place to take the best pictures of Ponce, they have an elevator or you can take the stairs ( I don't recommended) 🇵🇷

Thank GeoGonza
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

This one had a senior (over 60) discount - under $3 each for the tower (including elevator) and the Japanese gardens. Maybe the best part about the top of the tower was the air conditioning - NICE. The gardens even had a nice koi pond...More

Thank Dave T
Reviewed 12 June 2017

You can see for miles. There is a wonderful breeze as you view the city below. We were with residents of the area so they led the way from town. Might have trouble getting there without them.

Thank Autumn R
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

The first things I've put my eyes on was the flags and of course I've identified them with a blink of my eye. And then the best part is when I got to the second floor of the cross and the view was just amazing...More

Thank jmsg_PR
Reviewed 2 March 2017

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...More

Thank Randy H
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Samuel D
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....More

Thank Newsysuzy
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...More

Thank Maria C
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