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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 #10 of 156 Attractions in Santiago
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Fee: No
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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Ingham
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

A pleasant visit by funicular ( we were lucky and didn't need to queue). The views were nice the day we went but low cloud prevented the stunning vistas possible on a clear day. Lots of cyclists and other fitness fanatics congregate at the lookout - really positive vibe!!

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Huntersville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

The views of Santiago and the Andes are wow! This was a definite must see if you are in Santiago. Not expensive to ride the funicular up.

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SYDNEY AUSTRALIA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Funicular up - v pretty up the top with a nice statue of Christ - liked it better than the one in Rio - not as tall but prettier & softer somehow - lots of steps & trees/bushes up the top too & really fab view over Santiago & the Andes.

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Heredia, Costa Rica
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

You can hikeor use the funicular on your way up and down the Cierro. The view is magnificent -for those who love to take panoramic pictures! If you are catholic, you will like the statue of Virgin Mary; it's located I the upper area and it's definitely a place to meditate or pray. There is also an area where you... More

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Santiago, Chile
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

You can walk or drive to the top. You can even take an old elevator. Schedule a visit to the Zoo or just a visit to the top.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The Cerro San Cristobal is very beautiful. You can also use the "Funicular". Nice ride. You should go there after the rain!

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

For a very small fee, the funicular will take you to the top of the mountain with beautiful panoramic views of Santiago and the Andes. Or you can walk, it takes around one and a half hours. If you can, go during the week rather than at the weekend as it is cheaper and less busy. Go on a clear... More

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

A massive hill in the city, Cerro San Cristobal is the place to go for city views and for hiking. I am not a hiker but the hill provides many trails to the top. For others like me, there is a funicular that will take you to the top. On a clear day you will see the entire city from... More

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Marilia, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

There`s no way you can go to Santiago and not Visit Cerro San Cristobal. It`s so beautiful, like a painting. Just amazing.

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Muenster, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Cerro San Cristobal is very well located, just in the middle of Santiago and it is easily accessible via the funicular in Bellavista. It's not expensive and it takes you right up to a nice viewpoint. If you want to go to the zoo, you can get out before going all the way up. On top of the cerro you... More

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