Cerro San Cristóbal Lima, Peru
Near the Rimac River
+51 1 315 1300No
This hill is situated close to the Rimac river and bore witness to the confrontations between the Spanish and the indigenous populations in the 16th Century. The conquistador Francisco Pizarro named it, erecting a wooden cross at its highest point. It is located at 500m above sea level and from here the visitor can contemplate an incomparable landscape: The city with its high buildings, the course of the river Rímac, as well as asphalt roads of the sea resorts and districts. An observation point with an illuminated cross, a site museum and a restaurant that has 'anticuchos' (kebabs) and 'picarones' (fritters), are its best attractions and a good motive for a visit.
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