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Cerro San Cristobal

Parque Metropolitano, Santiago, Chile
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As featured in 3 days in Santiago and 2 other guides
Ranked #9 of 152 attractions in Santiago
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Traveler Description: There are several ways up Cerro San Cristobal to the Parque Metropolitano, but only one doesn't require undue exertion: the Funicular , or funicular... more »
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Ephrata, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Cerro San Cristobal is a must do when visiting Santiago Chile. You can take a taxi, the vinicular, bike, private auto, or walk. There is a Japanese garden, hotel, restaurant, vendors, swimming pool, and other attractions to visit and see. The best part is the views of Santiago. Enjoy!

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Curitiba, PR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

It's good to go there when the sky is clean, and when the sun is not fully risen. Take the funicular, go see the zoo, and then see the "smog" that covers all Santiago... It's beautiful and kinda worrying at the same time

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

It is really beautiful! The view from up there is really fantastic and there is a small chapel there which is really peaceful! The ride up is nice too! They have a restaurante up there and it is a nice place to ride a bike, too.

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Salvador, BA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

From the San Critobal Hill you can see the entire city and also the Andes. It's a nice place to know in Santiago.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Definitely the highlight of Santiago. The view from the top is amazing! You get to see the whole city (most of it) depending which part of the mountain you at. There are few ways of getting to the top - funicular, car/taxi/coach, walk or cycle. I had a private tour so went up on a coach but have very little... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Cerro San Cristobal ofers a great overview of Santiagos downtown. The climb up is not too intense especially if you use one of the switch backs off the road. A cool place to hang out and read a book.

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Renmark, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Great views of the city! But take your own lunch the food up there was pretty average. But well worth the walk up there. But you can take the cable cart that is lovely too!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

If you are not into the religious stuff and you don't want to see the Virgin Mary on the top, you can still enjoy this place very much because this peak is the second highest point in the city and the view is fabulous. You might use a quarter of your day here if not all, I did not go... More

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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

If you can get to the top, the view of Santiago is beautiful on a clear sunny day. If you are in good health and can walk up to the base of the Virgin statue, it is a good rewarding effort. There is a place at the top where you can buy excellent Chilean "drink" called Mote con Huesillo. (it... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

It was a really warm day, there no shads there and the sun is very strong, so a tough walk. The road is mostly in sand. There's restaurant on the way where you can buy food or beverages. To reach the top, it is approximately 45-60 minuts and then you have a view of all the city. There's also a... More

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