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Cerro Pan de Azucar

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Address: Ruta 9, Piriapolis 20200, Uruguay

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Take the time to do the climb, well worth it

There's a great view from the top. It's a great climb that can be done at your own pace. It's free and invigorating. There's also a little zoo at base as well a place to get a... read more

Reviewed 14 January 2017
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

There's a great view from the top. It's a great climb that can be done at your own pace. It's free and invigorating. There's also a little zoo at base as well a place to get a light lunch and drinks. Check out the little souvenir shop also.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

My wife (35) and me (33) went there by car since the way up is a clean road which is not very vice to climb by foot. I recommend there since you get a great view of Piriapolis, Pan de Azukar and nearby cities

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Hellerup, Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

If you are tired of seeing beaches , take a break and come to Piriapolis. Here you can find small hills surrounding the beaches . We plan to climb all the mountains , but could not due to time constraint . Pan de azucar is the tallest among the hills there ,around 430 meters and its 10 minutes drive away... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

Worth the visit; wear comfortable clothes and trekking shoes or trainers. Not advisable to do if it has rained recently some spots could be particularly slippery. Fun to do.. Must go up to the top of the cross for great views . Take water with you.

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Salina, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2016

This rocky hill dominates a lovely rolling green landscape quite reminiscent of parts of the Kansas prairies...except for the blue ocean in the background. My wife and I chose to head back to Piriapolis for another appointment (see the entry for Indígena, a private nature reserve) and 3 boys chose to stay and hike to the top. They greatly enjoyed... More 

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easton, maryland
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Reviewed 20 December 2015

I am a fit 70, my husband an extremely fit 66...an athlete all of his life. This is no cakewalk! It is difficult due to the many rocks...one must rock climb on all 4s in some places. I am no sissy! Took us 1 hr and 45 minutes to climb. You must be fit, have good shoes with traction. Loved... More 

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2015

Great place to meet nature! Went there with my family past weekend. Even my 5 years old daughter made it to the summit! 1 hour and 15 minutes on the way up, 30 minutes at the top and 1 hour on the way down. Great views! Remember to carry enough water.

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King George, Virginia
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Reviewed 7 March 2015

Took a missions team to Uruguay in late February 2015. The climb is somewhat strenuous I am 53, wife 45, and friend 40's and my team was 20's and below. We had a great time and although the top is heavy with graffiti the view was spectacular! It took us about 2 hours to the top (stopping for many photos)... More 

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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Reviewed 19 July 2013

The zoo at the hills base is quite alright, you get to see much of the uruguayan local fauna. The hike is a lot of fun and a little taxing. I've done it like a thousand times since it's the most enjoyable and rewarding uphill hike in our notoriously flat country. Excellent hike to do with your 8+ year old... More 

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Montevideo
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Reviewed 26 April 2012

A strenuous 40 minute climb and a great view from the top. It is also possible to climb up the stairs inside the huge cross which is erected at the top of the cerro.

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