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Castillo Hidalgo, Santiago

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Castle Tourist Spot
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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  • All though this where emr Pedro e Valdivia founded Santiago its interesting if your in to history , how ever do not expect much other than walking around and seeing the old civic center of Santiago , ...  more »
  • This is in the middle of a mountain park. You will need to climb stairs to get to the castle. The views of the Andes Mountains is spectacular. There are many paths around the castle and pla to spend s...  more »
  • The castle is the highest point in the park to get a view over Santiago. We climbed to the top, but there were a lot of other tourists clambering about. You can pretty much get the same views from the...  more »
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  • I highly suggest making this trek either first thing in the morning or toward closing time because the park and vantage points become absolutely packed. Plenty of areas to explore and the hike to the top of the castle is worth it for the vantage point. Sweeping views of all sides of the city. The top of the castle gets extremely crowded and make sure you wear decent shoes to climb the steep, slippery stairs
  • Gorgeous castle! Located in the park. The top has amazing views of the city!
  • Great views. Good workout. Well worth the hike. Check out the beautiful gardens.
  • Just amazing and absolutely stunning views of the city! Go right when they open to avoid the crowds.
  • Place to have a relax workout with bird view at the top.