Carmen Hill

Cerro del Carmen



History says that in 1541, in the sketch made by Dionisio Alcedo y Herrera there were three hills: Santa Ana, San Cristobal and San Lazaro, currently Carmen hill. In the latter, the General Cemetery was built to evoke the biblical passage of the resurrection of San Lazaro (Saint Lazarus), in whose summit was placed the image of Christ crafted by Spanish sculptor Juan Avalos. Stairways were put at the sides to access the monument symbolizing the ascension of Jesus to Golgotha with bas-reliefs representing the Passion of Christ.



Monument to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Ascending street to the Hill, next to Julian Coronel Street and Loja Street.