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Castillo Hidalgo, Santiago

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Enjoy panoramic views over Santiago at Castillo Hidalgo. Built on the command of the Governor of Chile in 1816, the hilltop fort was designed to defend Spanish colonial interests from nationalist forces. After the country gained independence, the fort was renamed after fallen captain Manuel Hidalgo. For a building designed for defense, the fort displays ostentatious architecture, indicative of late Spanish colonialism. Shaded garden areas surround the fort, with the city laid out at the foot of the hill. Make Castillo Hidalgo a centerpiece of your Santiago vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Santiago vacation generator.
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  • My sister and I visited the Hidalgo park and fort. Nice views & great workout - climbing many stairs. Recommended!  more »
  • This site is in annex to the Cerro Santa Lucia and has a lot of history, but when I went to was closed, then read the informative Board, made pictures.
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  • One of the still free Santiago cerros, walk very friendly with a climb until ' at Castillo for a pleasant view, when you come down, don't forget of spent with two fountains sum very nice also.
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  • Beautiful view of Santiago, and a little more easily accessible than its bigger brother cerro San Cristobal
  • Beautiful park! I loved it here and the nice hike.
  • Beautiful place with a great view of the city
  • Great nature and nice santiago view
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