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Cerro San Cristobal

Address: Parque Metropolitano de Santiago, Santiago, Chile
Phone Number: +56 2 27301411
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Santiago City Sightseeing Tour
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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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Tampa, Florida
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285 reviews 285 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

The Cerro San Cristobal provides the best view of Santiago. You get here by walking through Barrio Bellavista along the same street with "Patio Bellavista" until you reach the park with the Zoo (ask for directions if you get lost). Then you take Funicular(cable car) to what is almost the top and it cost 2000 pesos (U$4) for round-trip transportation.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A fantastic way to comprehend the city of Santiago. Take the funicular to the top and once you get there the view is absolutely idyllic

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you want to see all the atractions, you must to go to San Cristobal. You have multiples options to go: 1) Take subway and descend on Baquedano you can walk trought Río Mapocho and Pio Nono a very bohemian street on the city (you find Patio Bellavista on the half way). When you arrive to the gates of San... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We took the funicular up from Bella Vista which was busy the day we were there, so we had to wait in line. It was worth it, however, for the gorgeous views of Santiago from the top. Don't miss this if you are in Santiago!

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

What a view you will get from the top, but the most fun was riding the funicular up and down. We thought the lines were long but they went fast so it wasn't too bad. You can see the whole city from the top and even pick out neighborhoods and landmarks. It was a hot day and the sun was... More 

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Santiago, Chile
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a good place to walk or to ride your bicycle. There are many trails where you can explore either walking or on your bike. You can also organize barbecues with your friends and rent a place to do it up there. For sure you don't have to miss a delicious juice called "Mote con Huesillos" that it's super... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Go up with the funicular starting in the zoo and walk down. Nice on sundays as everybody seems to be there. Very hot in summer.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Worth taking the funicular up, a short journey with great views the higher you get. About 200m of steps to get the the Virgin Mary statue. Small kiosks offering souvenirs and refreshments, but, we warned - the cable car is no longer operational which we learnt the hard way. Had a long, LONG winding walk to get out of the... More 

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High Shincliffe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I had intended to walk up. But once I got there and saw how high it was, I changed my mind and took the funicular. You could stop at a zoo in the way up but I opted not to. I thought it was good value despite the lack of views as we travelled due to thick foliage. The views... More 

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We visited San Cristobal several times during our stays in Santiago. Travelling up on the funicular, is a fun experience and the views at the top are great of the whole city. Climbing the steps from the patio to the Blessed Virgin Mary statue provides even better views. It is possible to hike up and down , but it is... More 

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