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Cerro San Cristóbal, Lima

Cerro San Cristóbal - Lima, Peru
Cerro San Cristóbal
Near the Rimac River, Lima, Peru 25Map
+51 1 315 1300
Neighborhood: Rimac
Overview

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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