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Cerro San Cristobal

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Address: Parque Metropolitano de Santiago, Santiago, Chile
Phone Number: +56 2 27301411
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Description: This 860 meter hill in the center of Santiago features a zoo and wine...
This 860 meter hill in the center of Santiago features a zoo and wine museum at the midway point and a gondola ride to the top, where a virgin mary statue overlooks the city.
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Awesome Views. Funicular is Great

Really, this is worth doing. The views from above are great. And the ride up on the funicular is beautiful. If I liked zoos, I think I'd stop at this one. It's nested in the trees... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Cerro San Cristobal is a good place to make sport, but all the visitors must have so much careful for the thiefs and they always going to try to take the cameras ans personal stuff. Are many homeless dogs so... If you go there please try to give them water and if tou can food. In the top of the... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Really, this is worth doing. The views from above are great. And the ride up on the funicular is beautiful. If I liked zoos, I think I'd stop at this one. It's nested in the trees of the cerro and seems to be done quite well (for the animals and people).

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Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Nice way to start the day getting some exercise! Hiked up the access road and saw the Virgen. Sad that she is surrounded by huge towers! Such eyesores, but that is Santiago!

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Puerto Varas, Chile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We chose to walk up rather than catch the gondola. The walk is relatively steep but not onerous. To find it you go to the left of the gondola entry and walk up the road until you see signs and a path leading up the hill. Sitting on the stairs atop the hill provides incredible views over the city.

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Canberra, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Like other reviews have said - a good view of Santiago. If you have your heart set on using Funicular, don't go on a Monday like we did...the whole area around the Funicular on Monday is dead. We looked around for a cafe so we could at least have some breakfast/a coffee but everything was closed. We've heard the graffiti... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I went to this place with a friend who works for the police; thus, we did not pay for going in so I cannot comment on the entry prices. However, we went around by car and stopped for taking pictures. I am an amateur photographer and obtained quite good images as the standing points are highly well positioned. The paths... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We wanted to go to this place only to enjoy the funicular and to get a good view from the top! We waited for more than 20 minutes to get the funicular to go to the top and from there, it was another 80-100 steps to reach Mary's statue! Somehow, it was not very impressive!

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Belmont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Certainly a hike to get to the top but still very doable and well worth the effort. Take water with you and pace yourself but there are a couple cafes near the top to rest and enjoy the ambiance. Nothing to do at the top apart from enjoying the fantastic view which really makes the hike worth it. Very pleasant... More 

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Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Good experience. Travel up by funicular with optional stop at ZOO. Fantastic view from the top if you get chance to be there when smog is rising other way the city is covered by smog. Clean your lungs for a short while at least then back to the smog again.

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Santiago, Chile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Nice hike or bike ride for a day. You have a beautiful view of Santiago, especially after a rain. On the top of the hill you have to taste the "mote con huesillo", very delicious and refreshing.

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