Cerro San Cristobal, Santiago

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Enjoy panoramic views of Santiago at Cerro San Cristobal. The hill rises 300 m (984 ft) above the city, and its slopes form the city's largest park. Wander the shady, green paths, take a stroll through the Japanese garden, see the animals in the zoo, or take a cooling dip in one of two municipal pools. At the summit look for a sanctuary dedicated to the Immaculate Conception, which includes an amphitheater for holding religious ceremonies and a 22 m (72 ft) statue of the Virgin Mary. Pickpockets and thieves sometimes operate in the park, especially during business hours when tourists make up the majority of visitors. Put Cerro San Cristobal into our Santiago vacation trip planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Santiago.
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  • Nice view to the city, the coast and the Andes cordillera. The image of the Virgin, icon of Santiago, as well as place of religious devotion has pretty gardens, there are food to pass, belvederes, etc.
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  • The location is very nice, got in the way Zoo with various animals but I don't nominate, you'd better climb right to the top, only if you love animals and have never been to a zoo. The funicular is very interesting and the climb is beautiful only for the descent
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  • Go to the Cerro San Cristobal is very interesting, first up the funicular, have a wonderful view of Santiago, do shopping of souvenirs, meet the shrine of the Immaculate Conception, ride a cable car and has a Petting Zoo nearby. You can go bike for the more adventurous and even the cable car is prepared to transport bike, impressive.
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  • One of the best places to visit in Santiago. And also is very easy to get there. There is a lot of green areas and great views. Definitely worth the visit. If you like sports you can do trekking, biking (DH, XC).
  • Very nice view of Santiago and the Andes, the statue is a nice one as well. Good plaza to eat a picnic. A well kept path so it's easy to walk up the hill.
  • This is nice place to walk up and see the city. You must take a cable car up the mountain. Once you reach the top, there is also a church,
  • Esta lindo, muy bn arreglado el pqe metropolitano
  • Mandatory if you're visiting Santiago for the first time! It was the first thing I did in the city which was interesting to have a full perspective of it. The best moment is in the morning while the smog did not cover the city!