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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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Spiritual place & great view

We enjoyed walking up (and back down) this hill despite the heat (and smog). It's not an easy walk if you are going at a decent pace but certainly worth it. At the top we saw... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed walking up (and back down) this hill despite the heat (and smog). It's not an easy walk if you are going at a decent pace but certainly worth it. At the top we saw the statue of the Virgin Mary with people praying so we stayed quiet and respected the place. It was great to relax, pray and... More 

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Nuremberg, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

It was fun for the kids to take the funicular up the hill. It's an amzing view of the city. On top is an open-air church space, which is funny. So on warm days, I guess, churchgoers have an amazing view while listening to their pastors under the arms of the virgin mary.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

I decided to hike up to San Cristibal with a small group of six, including three males in the late afternoon. Upon descending the mountain taking the dirt track a group of men mugged us stealing valuables. I also heard of another female from my hostel being mugged and assaulted during the day taking this route on her own. I... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Great morning hike up the Cristobal Hill to see amazing views along the hike & end with an amazing view at the Virgin Mary.

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Danville, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The funicular is ancient and rickety but that is part of the excitement. You can get off to tour the zoo half way up the climb. And then comes the view of the metropolis from the top. You get some sharp views of the mountains that are not that far away. The church is rather small and so are the... More 

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Tzaneen, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

One of the highlights of visiting Santiago. Take funicular or preferably take the walk up the hill if you're energetic.

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Definitely worth a visit to see the sprawling city. Try to go early before the smog gets too heavy to ensure you get the best view possible.

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

From almost anywhere in Santiago, you can view the Cerro San Cristóbal adorned by the Virgin Mary with her open arms. While you can walk, bike or drive to the park at the foot of the statue, the most fun is the funicular, an inclined cable car that rides steep rails to the top. And for 2,000 pesos both ways,... More 

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Balsam, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

This site will provide a nice funicular ride and a quiet, uncrowded walk at the top. The gardens are nice, and the Statue of the Virgin overlooking Santiago is really impressive. It is a peaceful place, and a nice break from the streets of the city. One thing that we had not heard about, but actually became a highpoint of... More 

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Auckland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We had a nice hike up the hill, the view was nice but covered by smog. Good free activity and chance to stretch your legs! Thing to do with a little bit of spare time

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

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