In the hills north of Antigua  stands this giant stone cross, from which there are sweeping views south over the city with Agua Volcano in the background.
Robberies were once frequent here until the creation of the tourism police, which began escorting visitors to the site and pretty much put an end to these crimes. It’s still a good idea to go along with a police escort and to visit during daylight hours. Escorts are available free from the tourism police near the central plaza.
You’ll want to bring along your camera and some water. It’s about a 30-minute walk from the plaza. From the top of the hill, you can see the entire Antigua Valley and the cross makes for a nice foreground element.