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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  • Nice view but most recommend cerro San Cristobal since this is smaller and there is so much to walk
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  • I went with my spouse and we thought it was charming. It offers a beautiful view, we were surprised that they charge for entry. Consider that it is not accessible for people who have difficulty walking, however by car can reach the halfway point.
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  • The effort to climb the small hill which constitutes the gardens is worthwhile, even if it's hot weather. There's a good view all round of the city (provided the smog isn't too thick - Santiago has an...  more »
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  • This place is amazing, you can hardly believe your in the city. It's beautiful and it's quiet and definitely the best way to get a decent walk in if your nearby. If your not its worth getting on the metro, bus or car and taking some time to unwind
  • Centre alternative for Cerro San Cristobal. I was planning to end the Sunday afternoon at Cerro San Sebastián, but already being in the city centre for the Metropolitan Cathedral and the Precolombine Art Museum and running out of time I decided to walk to nearby Cerro Santa Lúcia instead. It takes you about 15 minutes to walk up the hill and climb the final part of stairs. Access is free. On the old fort’s deck you have a 360 degree view of the city and mountains. The Torre Santiago is exactly behind some trees, but you have an alternative viewing point on it plus mountain backdrop from the small park just below the observation deck. Worth the walk and climb if not going to Cerro San Cristobal.
  • Beautiful. Great place to see all of Santiago. Definitely a great stop when visiting the city. I even ran into people from where Im from in California, USA.
  • Un mirador pequeño ubicado en el centro de Santiago, de fácil y rápido acceso. En la cima está el castillo 🏰 que hoy en día es usado para eventos sociales
  • What a great way to spend 1 or 2 hours! Lots of steep stairs but enough shade and flat parts to make this an enjoyable trip. Make sure to bring sunscreen on a sunny day because the last part up to the view tower is without shade. From there, you can see most of Santiago, Cerro San Cristobal with the funiculaire, the Costanera tower, and, if the smog permits, the surrounding mountains. The Japanese garden was a bit of a disappointment, but there were many trees, ferns, and flowers on the way up, so it will still be a delight for people who enjoy plants. There were bathrooms halfway up (300 pesos) and some stands selling water and snacks. Metro stop: Santa Lucia (red line), exit Miraflores.
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