Cerro Santa Lucia, Santiago

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Relax at Cerro Santa Lucia: an ancient volcano that today serves as a green refuge in the metropolis of Santiago. The entirety of the hill, which reaches a height of 69 m (226 ft) over the surrounding area, enjoys tremendous popularity among locals and visitors. Wander the pathways, enjoy the cool shade, and admire the many statues and monuments--including an iconic white and yellow facade. A viewpoint at the summit provides commanding views of the surrounding city. Plan a Santiago trip in moments using our itinerary builder.
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  • Very interesting, I passed the funicular tram is quite interesting. Upstairs you will find much of Santiago. See also the mountains of the Andes. Great choice, very cheap price.
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  • This is the place where the Spaniards founded Santiago, on 12 February 1541. The natives called it Huelén, and the Conquistadores decided to name it after the saint patron of eyesight, Santa Lucía. So...  more »
  • I went to the hill as a part of a tour. it is worth to walk up. It has beautiful gardens and an amazing view of the downtown area of Santiago and the mountains.  more »
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  • A lot of history inside this beautiful place.. is difficult to find places like this in the world..love it . You can take a FREE tour Sunday and Monday at 10:00 am. No reservations required. You just have to go to the turistic office
  • Great view of the local area from here. Cool old castle-like building on top. Can get crowded. Park around the base is well maintained.
  • A super fun attraction! Great views of the city, an enjoyable hike to the top
  • Fun way to see this place is running on Sundays... The road to it is shut down, and you can run right to it! It's also a nice place for a stroll while you check out some nick backs! Beautiful views too!
  • Incredible view on Santiago, go there just after a rainy day (no pollution, no smog) to see the mountains and and the sunset.

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