San Cristóbal Hill, Santiago

4.7
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Enjoy panoramic views of Santiago at San Cristóbal Hill. 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 San Cristóbal Hill and other Santiago attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • A ride up in the cable car after a walk through a very grand neighborhood. A short stay on top of the hill and a little hike up to the Virgin Mary statue, followed by a ride down the opposite side of....  more »
  • This is really neat. The wait wasn't too bad as i went on a weekday and once you take a trolley up, (which by itself is a cool experience), you arrive at this big circular platform where you can...  more »
  • As first timers to Santiago, we went there on New Years Day. We took the funicular to get up and down the hill - a unique and good experience. We enjoyed walking around and seeing the sights/views.....  more »
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  • Was there on the weekend. Not so crowded as expected. Many bikers and walkers. Quite relaxing. Surely will visit again - next time the Zoo and the botanical garden also.
  • Short, super strenuous hike with AMAZING views of Santiago. I highly recommend taking the trek up the hill for a great morning hike/bike ride/workout and for stunning views of the city. Most of the Pathway is paved and even where it isn’t, it is smooth and straight enough. I appreciate how there is access to clean drinking water along the way and some shops and small eateries at the top! We took the funicular down, which was cool as well. We were so glad to have had this opportunity as the first time we attempted to go up, the park/trail was closed due to the protesting and rioting.
  • If you are a hiker, you will love walking the San Cristóbal hill. The hill itself is a challenging, steep walk and at the top, you are not only awarded with a beautiful statue and lovely gardens, but you ill also get amazing views of Santiago and the Andes. I came back twice and will go again the next time I am in Santiago.
  • Incredible view of the city!
  • I took the funicular up and hiked down. The view from the terrace is nice, I tried the mote con huesillo, but it is overly sweet, like drinking syrup. The hike down was sort of dusty and dry and barren. Not what I would call a nice hike. The trail I went on ended randomly as it was under construction and I had to walk the rest of the way back on the road.
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