Cerro San Cristobal, Santiago

4.6
#1 of 320 in Parks in Chile
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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. Our Santiago trip planner makes visiting Cerro San Cristobal and other Santiago attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • The funicular isn't working right now (December 2017), so they have buses that take you most of the way, then a walk to the top. It's a beautiful area, and the views are very nice. It's worth a visit.  more »
  • The place is beautiful and you get to the top you have to go by cable car, if you have to chop up walking. You can make two stops. The first has a public swimming pool that is open in the summer is a lot of places to relax. At the second stop has a beautiful chapel and at the top a giant image of the Immaculate Conception ... the place has an energy super hot is very easy to be moved.
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  • Very good tour, however the funicular was in repair (until January 2018) and there is often a lot of people to take it, I advise you so rather go take the cable car that offers a better view and there is especially much less waiting
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