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Cerro San Cristobal

Address: Parque Metropolitano de Santiago, Santiago, Chile
Phone Number: +56 2 27301411
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Ranked #33 of 171 Activities in Santiago
Type: Other outdoor activities, Outdoor Activities
Fee: No
Owner description: This 860 meter hill in the center of Santiago features a zoo and wine...
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Type: Other outdoor activities, Outdoor Activities
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

We took the funicular to the top. It was cheap and a good experience as we had not been on a funicular before. The view of Santiago is amazing and it's worth the trip up there. There isn't anywhere to have lunch but you can buy snacks like chips and popcorn and ice creams.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

The view of the Andes surrounding Santiago is magnificent! The mountains even looks like gleamy clouds. There is a lot of places for tooking amazing photos with different perspectives from the city, even helping us to understand its organization ("arriba o abajo Plaza Italia"). Its a crowded park but with a lot of space for short adventures like going up... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Pretty good vistas from the top although views of the Andes may be elusive in summer months. Very touristy on the summit and nowhere obvious for lunch but bottom station is just 5mins walk away from the many restaurants in the Patio Bellavista. Senior return tickets on sale at just under 2000 pesos. Queued for 40mins at 11am on a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We initially went up here to get the cable car but were really surprised with what we found when we got to the top. Neither myself or my wife are religious but, despite the tourists, found this a deeply spiritual experience. The statue of Mary is really quite impressive but was even more impressive is the set up of pews... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

A much more enjoyable way is to walk up to the Virgen Mary statue. Way more fun, totally free, and no line-up! Enter the park at on El Cerro and Pedro de Valdivia Nte, and follow the winding path. Be sure to bring water and wear a hat. If you buy water at the base or at the top, you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

According to my driver, Eduardo, a visit to Santiago is not complete without driving and climbing to the top of Cerro San Cristobal to pay derference to the virgin Mary and to see the sprawling metropolis that is Santiago--all six mllion people.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

You can exercise, relax in one of the many gardens, walk. It is beautiful, great place to go at any time of the day.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Go up via cable car, bike, foot or taxi. Great views on a clear day. Statue built in 1908. Quite a lovely place. Check for up to date times and prices.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Long line, poor visibility of mountains and little to see of the city. Better to go out of the city to see the mountains. I suggest going to the Santa Rita Vineyards or the coast!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

You can't go in Rio without visit the Redentor Christ, as the Tour Eiffel in Paris, as San Cristobal Hill in Santiago. Is the panoramic view whole city plus the magical Andes Mountains. To up the hill you can choose the Funicular train or if you are in perfect health (and warrior spirit, buddy !) go on foot. Anyway it... More 

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