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The Church Of San Cristobalito

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Three blocks from the Church of the Mercy, between the La Merced and San Antonio, you can see the staircase that leads to the Church of San Cristobalito (the name translates as temple of the Holy Hristoforovca), located on top of Cerro San Cristobal. This temple is often referred to as El Cerrito. It was built by the priest Juan de Ordonez in the late eighteenth century. This single-nave temple several times and was severely damaged due to the elements, but the congregation rebuilt it.

On 25 July, around the temple there are hundreds of people who came to celebrate the day of Saint Christopher. The festival is accompanied by musical performances and fireworks. Throughout the day about the Church selling snacks to eat immediately, not dropping out of the General fun.

Tourists come to the temple of San Cristobalito, mainly for the amazing view from its foot. For that travelers on foot overcome a large winding staircase. Many are not even aware that the Church can be reached by car: for this there is a special road. The right of the stairs about the middle of the road is a cafe where you can relax before further rise. With a Cup of coffee is recommended to be enjoyed in the outdoor area, where you can see the whole city. Periodically to vacationers, tourists run up children, ask their names and carefully put them in a notebook of honorable guests, and then ask a fee for it.

Near the Church of San Cristobalito on the hill is a tiny chapel, which can also be visited.