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Cerro San Cristobal, Lima

(3.8/5 based on 160+ reviews on the web)
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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  • We had a nice and pleasant walk by Plaza de Armas and center of the city of Lima, when it occurred to us to take this Tour to the Cerro San Cristóbal and the truth is that en route to the Hill, the bus should stop every moment since the road was very narrow, and many cars were parked so quite delayed our arrival , added to had children that throwing balloons of water from their houses to them passengers of the bus (thing for me fun, since is summer and by ende makes heat, but many passengers is complained) and the attraction as such, is quite frumpy, and while has a view of 360 degrees of Lima from 400 meters above sea level, not is something cute. I think that they should visit it to make your own opinion based on what you see clearly, but it is not a must in my opinion, there are wonderful places in Lima that are worth visiting truth and with time.
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  • As we read, we walked up and down cable car funicular. It was pretty much the entire trip, it took about 2 and a half hours of between up and down. We arrived early and so the queue wasn't great, the funicular opens 10 am, the cable car had almost no line, even in the time that we went down it was close to 1 P.M.! If we had more time we would have scheduled to go to the community swimming pool that's in the first stop of the tram. And there was also a beautiful park for children, unfortunately I didn't have time for that.
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  • It offers a super panoramic view of the capital of Lima in 360 ° of rotation with an excellent sunset if the climate and the opportunity permits.
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  • So rare to get a clear sky, so if it happens, run (morning or evening). 360 ° view around the parking place.
  • Amazing view over Lima
  • The viewpoint of the Cerro San Cristóbal in the city of Lima provides us with an incredible view of the city. The story that was a cannon to the top to defend the city from any attack.
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  • The view from the top is amazing, just the rise in custer on the edge of her skirt and night does something dangerous (one is not going to tumble by turns on the edge of the precipice). Well, it is the opinion of someone who suffers from vertigo.
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  • Recommended, the view is amazing.
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