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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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  • It's nice from the outside, but you can not enter, do not get nor tourist or historic information about the place.
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  • Climbing the cerro santa lucia, the highest point is the Tower of the Castle hidalgo. Her top the view is very beautiful. Still had a sax player playing world music.
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  • This castle was built in about 1867 and is on the lookout of cerro Santa Lucia. I don't know if is open for visitation or if it's just for events.
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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
  • Sitio de eventos