Cerro San Cristóbal is 409 meters high and stands out from the other flat city. At the top there is a cross built in 1928 and illuminated at night. As early as 1535, the Spaniards established a cross, in a place that was clearly visible from the city of that time. On the one hand, this cross was religious, on the other hand, it was supposed to indicate the Spanish victory over the Incas. It is said that the founder of the city, Francisco Pizarro, prayed for the salvation of the enemy, so the river swelled and made it impossible for the Incas stationed on the mountain to reach the city. That is why Pizarro named the mountain after San Cristóbal, who, according to tradition, took Jesus across the river and is also the patron saint of travelers. From several points of the city, a mosaic of colorful houses attracts attention – informal settlements, which were built on the flanks of Cerro San Cristóbal.