Okay I am sorry to all on here. I am a backpacker and hate when people come on here making people scared but I believe it is my duty to let everyone here know that NO this is not a safe place to walk to at any part of the day cause me and my friend were attacked TODAY around 1:00pm-2:00pm on the stairs coming down from the cross. When I came to the cross I had come by Tuk Tuk. I had met a very fellow backpacker and we got to talking. I decided that since I had read on here police are all around and I was with another person I decided it would be safe enough to walk back down. At the time I went to the cross there was a police officer at the top. We started walking down made it MAYBE 1-2 minute from the top when two seemly normal looking young local guys crossed our path. They grabbed my friend and he dragged her off the path. She was kicking and screaming and I was screaming for help . NO ONE came. We were screaming for a few minutes as she was trying to fight off the man and I was trying to scream for help. Not one person came. They eventually ran off as I guess they got scared and realized we were not going to back down and maybe someone may hear. We ran back up to the top to find the police officer and were told by a group of local guys that the officer had left. They offered to walk us down the path and to see if we could find the 2 guys. NOT ONE POLICE OFFICER WAS ON THE PATH ON THE WHOLE WAY DOWN. I don't know if they go to lunch or what happens but we did not see one officer! There were also some locals at the bottom that said they could hear us scream and saw 2 guys running away but they did nothing. I am also certain people at the top heard us scream as we were not far from the top and they did nothing. Please don't get a false sense of security. This can happen to anyone. I agree it is an absolute beautiful view but I can only imagine how much worse it would have been if we were alone. Please at no point travel in anything less then a group preferably with guys. I would never recommend anyone to walk that path alone or being just girls. Take a taxi or tuk tuk there AND back if you want to go up. I have been in Guatemala for a month and in Antigua 3 times cause I always felt safe here. Its upsetting that this experience is going to change my view. I still really like Antigua I feel safe in town. But don't risk the walk to the cross unless in a group and don't go out at night! I hope that this review opens some peoples eyes as I am still in shock that this happened to me and no one was around to help us and the supposed 4-6 police were no where in sight. I have been here a couple weeks and it was her very first day visiting. It can happen to anyone. Stay Safe.
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