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The Vigía Cross


The Vigía Cross
Photo © Zain Deane
Just behind the Castillo Serrallés, the Vigía Cross is an homage to both modern and historic Ponce. The towering concrete cross, complete with an observation platform which you can ascend via elevator for breathtaking views of the city, pays tribute to a wooden cross that once stood here. The original (also recreated here next to its much larger cousin) was used as a lookout to notify the town's merchants of approaching ships to the port of Ponce. The cross would be hung with the flag of the ship, signalling the origin and goods coming into town.
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