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If in Oaxaca, travel to the top Cerro del Fortin, for an experience to remember

In Oaxaca recently we were with a mid size tour group, and every day after breakfast we looked for... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
jefferyp2017
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San Antonio, Texas
Great walk to the summit

After reading earlier reviews, we were anxious about walking in this isolated area. Nevertheless... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bruce S
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Majuro
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This hill on the city's west side offers great views of the surrounding area.
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2 days ago
“If in Oaxaca, travel to the top Cerro del Fortin, for an experience to remember”
9 Jul 2017
“Great run but steep”
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Diaz Ordaz at Calle Delmonte, Oaxaca, Mexico

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Reviewed 2 days ago

In Oaxaca recently we were with a mid size tour group, and every day after breakfast we looked for something to do before our groups activities begin. One morning we were going to walk to the planetarium on top of Cerro del Fortin despite all...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After reading earlier reviews, we were anxious about walking in this isolated area. Nevertheless, we have walked to the summit a dozen times. We see very few people, and those that we encounter are very friendly. There are many fitness types and families. Once we...More

Thank Bruce S
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Reviewed 17 October 2017

Cerro del Fortin is on the mountain or hill above the city. Here you will find the statue of Benito Jarez. The Galegutza is held here in the month of July. There are some restrauants here with a beautiful view of the city. Really pretty...More

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Reviewed 9 July 2017

I ran from centro all the way to the cross a few km beyond the observatory a wet morning around 8. It is a steep climb of many stairs followed by a steep road, a short trail and a steep dirt road. I saw many...More

Thank asoler
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Reviewed 18 February 2016

Hey everybody-- There's some conflicting information on TA about Fortin, so I wanted to post an update. I live in Oaxaca, so thought a 'locals' perspective might be helpful here, rather than somebody who has just gone up here once or twice. The gist of...More

17  Thank Spencer S
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Reviewed 2 November 2015

Sorry to learn that some visitors to Cerro del Fortin came into harm's way. I spent October 2015 in Oaxaca and ran/walked the escaleras (stairs) and road to the planetarium almost every morning and early evening. Never had any problem with people and experienced a...More

6  Thank Quakeup
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Reviewed 2 February 2015

Careful. I really wish I'd read up before we went. Up to planetarium is probably ok but even then I'd be careful. We pushed on and were robbed of everything at knifepoint at the next peak. Very scary experience and the only bad thing I've...More

10  Thank Adriennetanner
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Reviewed 18 April 2014

Cerro del Fortín is the hill above Oaxaca de Juarez, Oaxaca, Mexico. There is a long stairwell up to the obvious and impressive Auditorio Guelaguetza and further road walking up to the planetarium. This makes for a pleasant uphill workout although perhaps best travelled in...More

9  Thank Dugla
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Reviewed 18 February 2014

Walk up the steps near Mercado Sanchez Pascuas to the Guelatguetza Auditorio and beyond to the Planetarium and Observatory and then beyond along the trails up and into the forest for great exercise and views of downtown and the valley towards Etla. This walk is...More

Thank Ray M
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Reviewed 12 February 2014

The view is stunning at Benito's statue. By NO means walk on the the Cerro del Fortin trail behind the Planetario Nuadehui! Two friends have been recently held up at knife point. Two women (mother and daughter) and a man and woman! Three men came...More

7  Thank Goldengate3
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