Parque Bustamante, Santiago

(3.8/5 based on 55+ reviews on the web)
Bustamante Park is an urban park in Providencia, Santiago de Chile. It is built on the former site of Pirque railroad station and adjacent classification yard. The park is bounded by Providencia Avenue on the north, just south of Plaza Baquedano, and Marín Street on the south.Bustamante Park features bike paths, exercise equipment, a literary café, skatepark, monument and water feature. In recent years a number of new cafés and restaurants have opened around the park. Bustamante Park has also become a popular location for outdoor entertainment, with the Providencia Theatre Festival held there annually.Line 5 of the Santiago Metro runs under the entire length of the park, stopping at Baquedano and Parque Bustamante metro stations. Valdivieso advertising sign is located on one of the buildings that line the park.Origins and DevelopmentBoth the park and the avenue bordering it to the east take their name from José Antonio Bustamante, who fought in the battles of Chacabuco and Maipú.In the 19th century, located in the area where the park now stands was an avenue running parallel to Vicuña Mackenna Avenue. This disappeared in 1894 to make way for a railway joining Santiago with Puente Alto, which was then otherwise isolated from the city, through Pirque railroad station (built facing Providencia Avenue between 1905 and 1911, today the location of Metro Baquedano).
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  • This park is pretty nicely kept by the local council and is a nice place to walk or do some jogging.  more »
  • This park is nice to walk around. There is a skate park inside, a playground for kids and fitness equipment. There are always people there. We decided to have lunch here. The traffic does make it a bi...  more »
  • A beautiful park maintained pretty well full of green with many trees. Has many toys for children and various machines for physical activity. Inside an area equipped for skateboarding.
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  • This Park is great, public, clean with games for children, a skatepark, a literary cafe, attachments to do exercises, including an amphitheater. Different fairs, theatre, etc. are made It has a subway exit in the same Park, so it is very easy to access it. For all outdoor activities outdoors, ideal for weekends and share with the whole family.
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  • Public park, stays clean, that is super commendable if one thinks in santiago, nice place.
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  • Nice Park to relax
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  • A nice Park, begins (or ends) at Plaza Italy, with the monument to Manuel Rodríguez appearing on the ticket $2,000 old. Most notable is the literary Café, skatepark and the tent made with tensors where often there are events. A super quiet place to spend an afternoon.
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  • Fed up alcohol and marijuana at certain times (and on certain days), but usually everything is quiet. Very nice Park
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