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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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Ohhhh, THAT photo I saw...

When one arrives at Cerro San Cristóbal immediately realizes that is on the spot where every iconic photo of Santiago was taken. The city is there, the super mega tower is there... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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35 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

It's a nice hike up but good luck having a decent view. We were in Santiago for almost a week and even the nicest day - the day after it rained so smog was much better - we didn't see very far. Too bad. The views of the snow capped Andes can be breathtaking! The hike up was nice. Save... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

When one arrives at Cerro San Cristóbal immediately realizes that is on the spot where every iconic photo of Santiago was taken. The city is there, the super mega tower is there, and the amazing mountains are there. The funicular that saves you from a 2 hour uphill walk is a great side show. From the waiting line it is... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

It is one of the most touristic spots in Santiago and to our surprise it is totally unserviced. The place is not outstanding, but is interesting to walk up the hill through the paths and enjoy the great views from the top, where there is also a nice stone chapel. But it is dangerous, an young american couple was attacked,... More 

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Brussels
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

It is possible to access this hill and monument via funicular but we decided to hike up. It took a good half hour on steps and earth paths, only suitable for generally fit folk! Many families, couples etc. seemed to be enjoying the challenge but for us it meant avoiding the long queue at the bottom of the lift. Superb... More 

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Oakland, California
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We hiked up the hill and then visited the virgin. On the way back we were walking by the casa de aranas when we sat on a bench. Two guys came and hit my husband from behind with some object and broke his nose and tooth and took all our things. Super unexpected and right next to the main thoroughfare.... More 

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Huntsville, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Take the funicular up as it is 35-40min jogging to the top on the road. I go in a group, and we go somewhat regularly. ALSO -- the trails are a hazard as thieves like to hide on slow days and rob you. As long as you stay on the main road on a busy day or take the elevator... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I did not know about the existence of the statue of the Virgin Mary on too of this hill. Definitely worth a visit, the funicular railway up and down was a bit of fun too!

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Toronto, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I am a seasoned travel, and am always careful. I've traveled from China to Poland and southeastern Europe and Mexico and lots of places in between. But I've never been mugged by two guys with a big knife in broad daylight in a fairly touristy area. They must have been waiting in the woods and came after me when they... More 

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Santiago, Chile
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Nice place for riding a bike or walking, you can get the best view of Santiago, specially after a nice rain... don't forget to try our "Mote con Huesillos" at the top of the hill for the best experience.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Took the funicular up 2000 pesos each on weekdays, more on weekends. Stops at zoo on way up. Very hazy out so could not see much. On the left (where we wanted to take photos of snowy peaks) there is some construction going on that blocked access. Saw some bikers that ride up and had beer on top. Worth the... More 

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Address: Parque Metropolitano de Santiago, Santiago, Chile
Phone Number: +56 2 27301411
Location: South America  >  Chile  >  Santiago Metropolitan Region  >  Santiago

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