Cerro San Cristobal, Santiago

4.6
#1 of 322 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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  • October 7, 2017
    We took the funicular up to the top, and then climbed to the statue. Theres places to stop have a coffee and relax once you are up there. The views are fantastic; we were lucky it was a clear day. The...  more »
  • October 6, 2017
    From the top of Cerro San Cristobal has the nicest view of Santiago, enabling amazing photos.
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  • October 6, 2017
    This park on a hill is simply wonderful and a real treasure tucked into the heart of the city. Lots of beautifully maintained gardens, lots of private spots to share with a special someone, and, from ...  more »

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