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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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  • We walked here from our hotel in Barrio Lastarria with no difficulty. Be prepared for some steep hills in the park, but the views from the top of the Castillo of the city are superb in all directions....  more »
  • Nice stroll to the top, beautiful trees and flowers along the way. Shade and benches to enjoy. You get to the top, great view. If you continue up through the castle, even better viewing of the city. A...  more »
  • Located in an annex to the Cerro Santa Lucia tells a little of the history of the city. Put on the city tour
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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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