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. Castillo Hidalgo is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Santiago Edition.
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  • Good respit from city, with places to recline on grass or sit on a bench. Quiet fountains. Did not enter the castle (closed that day). Security helpful with directions, keeps list of countries of trav...  more »
  • It was one of the nicest spots to visit in Santiago, beautiful ruins at the top of the Cerro Santa Lucía. Many stairs to climb, great pictures, and best of all, free for visitation.
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  • is an attraction of cerro Santa Lucia. Is on the way up the Hill, it is a ruin, but it's not open for visitation, one can only admire your cover. Still, it's a beautiful site and is part of a larger attraction which is the cerro.
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  • Only for the sure-footed, but well worth a trip in Santiago. One of the most beautiful public parks I've ever been to, it's a perfect place to enjoy some shade on a hot summer day. It's also of course great for getting panoramic photos of Santiago.
  • Amazing and iconic location in Santiago, Chile. Not a great place to being anyone who is in a wheelchair or crutches. The city does not seem to maintain the trails much, so many are in some state of disrepair. However, for the able bodied this is a great place to visit and hike to spectacular views of the city.
  • Beautiful views, easy, accesible hike, historical as well. A great place to take a stroll in Santiago.
  • Very nice location and good view of the city. Unfortunately the municipality doesn't maintain the place, many paths are closed or in advanced state of disrepair.
  • Beautiful park, great views of Santiago seen from climbing the steps to the tower of the fort. Fantastic experience.

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