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Cerro San Cristobal, Lima

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Take in a panoramic view of Santiago's full expanse from the vantage point of Cerro San Cristobal. Smack-dab in the middle of the city, this big hill is a great place to get your bearings, spot famous landmarks, and familiarize yourself with the layout of the city's different sectors. The hill rises 880 m (2,890 ft), with views of everything from the Andes Mountains to the Cordillera de la Costa. Hop on a tour bus for a ride to the top, where you'll find some snack stalls and public restrooms. By using our Lima family vacation planner, you can arrange your visit to Cerro San Cristobal and other attractions in Lima.
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One of Peru's most expensive destinations, Lima offers accommodations that range from modern hotel high-rises to family-run guesthouses. Most visitors stay in Barranco, Miraflores, or San Isidro, three of the city's safest and prettiest neighborhoods, which offer a good selection of budget lodgings. For something truly authentic, look for hotels located in restored mansions, many of which offer pleasant rooms overlooking manicured enclosed gardens, ideal for enjoying romantic meals or hosting small private parties.
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  • I think that the view is the reason i went there but actually the place is not too safe at all. Be careful  more »
  • We had a half day left in Lima and I had seen this hill from afar. I asked about it and was told it was not safe to go. Yet, we hired a person to drive us there and we are so glad we did. The view is ...  more »
  • Views are great, but NEVER NEVER go down the stairs to take some pictures. A guy high on drugs appear from nowhere, aimed at me with a gun and stole my money and phone after saying tons of times he wa...  more »