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Mount Soledad

Mount Soledad

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Mount Soledad

Beautiful La Jolla gives you the

chance to enjoy amazing, 360-degree views under the

shadow of a towering cross. All along the summit,

there are many veteran plaques. Soledad is

truly splendid to look at, as it is a well-known

fixture to the area of La Jolla.

Mount Soledad

On Mount Soledad.

You stand more than 800 feet high

underneath the shade of a 43-foot high cross and

enjoy the views and splendor the mount provides. You

can enjoy a picnic here, the panoramic views, or

just watch the sunset. Mount Soledad is also a

great spot for photos if you like to take photos.

Beauty – everywhere you look

Below Mount Soledad is the shimmering waters of La

Jolla Shores and terra cotta roofs of those that

are very lucky folks indeed. To the north you have

the coastline that extends all the way up to Orange

County.

To the south of Mount Soledad, there are views of

Mexico with city skyline and everything else the

area has to offer. And off to the east, there

are vistas as far as the eye can see.

The cross

You may be wondering just what the cross is and

what it’s for. The story dates back to 1913, when

Pacific Beach residents built a cross out of redwood

and set it atop the mountain. Thieves removed it

ten years later, and the replacement was created

in 1934, which was taken out by high winds in

1952.

Mount Soledad

Soon after that, the Mount Soledad Memorial

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Association builds the current cross to commemorate

soldiers of the Korean and the two world wars.

The cross of Mount Soledad has been a subject of

controversy, although the problem appeared to be

solved in the late 1990s. The San Diego Council

sold the cross and the half-acre of land that

surrounds it to the Memorial Association.

In 2002, mini walls were installed to honor the

veterans that are underneath the cross, though

they have fueled more controversy from those who

feel that the towering symbol highlights Christian

vets over others that are there.

For those that live in the area, Mount Soledad and

the cross are a true beauty. For visitors and

tourists, Mount Soledad provides amazing views and

the cross seems to add to the detail.

If you ever visit La Jolla, make sure you check

out Mount Soledad. It’s very close to the downtown

area, and it’ll be one thing you’ll be glad you

made time for. The cross is something you simply

must see – as words can’t begin to describe it.

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