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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 #11 of 156 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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Delray Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

On its summit there is a sanctuary dedicated to the Immaculate Conception, with 22 meter statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary, an amphitheater and chapel. The statue is lit up at night by lights placed on its sides, allowing it to be viewed from all over Santiago both day and night. At the foothills of Cerro San Cristóbal are the... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Nice place to visit in Santiago. Big Family atmosphere, a lot of young people, sport practice and there is a Zoo at the park. Beautiful view of Santiago.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The views of the city are enjoyable and there's a sense of satisfaction gained from taking the funicular to the top. The walk down was fun.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Nice stop while exploring the city, take a walk through bella vista to see the area and scope out some restaurants for dinner then head to the funicular train up the hill. Good panoramic views and the option to go further into the park or visit the zoo.

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Gold Coast Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

The day I went, the funicular was starting at 1pm. So shared a taxi up to the top which was 1000 pesos each. You get it just down from the tourist office. The driver said he would come back. So we looked around and then waited for quite a while. Asked another taxi to take us down and he charged... More

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Pocos de Caldas, MG
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Very nice treking, the view from the top is incredible, you can see almost entire santiago!! A good option is climb by bike too.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Cerro San Cristóbal offers a great view of the city of Santiago. There are many ways to get to the top, but just one time of the day is perfect: a couple of hours before sunset. If you get there this time of the day on a clear day, you can see all of the city and its extension, with... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

The funicular up is a little hairy but worth saving the legs on a hot day. Views are pretty cool across Santiago and would definitely do this attraction if you have a couple hours. The surrounding streets are also filled with street art which make an interesting journey.

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Ephrata, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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