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Cerro San Luis Obispo Cross lights mountaintop for 35th year

Posted at 7:00 PM, Apr 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-10 22:01:06-04

The Cerro San Luis Obispo Cross has returned to the summit for its 35th year.

The cross, which has gone up every Good Friday and comes down the Monday following Easter Sunday, is lit each night by the Madonna Inn maintenance team and Madonna family members. When lit, the cross can be seen throughout the city.

Initially, the cross was put up by local church fellowships for an Easter sunrise service in 1985, but now, smaller groups and individuals can appreciate the cross after trekking up the mountain.

The cross is 30 ft tall and 20 ft wide. It takes a crew of three people and nearly five hours to construct and transport the cross to the top of Cerro San Luis Obispo.