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“Nice parks area in the heart of the city” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cerro Santa Lucia

Cerro Santa Lucia
Av. O'Higgins, Santiago, Chile
56-2-2-2664-42-06
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Private Tour: Santiago City Sightseeing
Ranked #14 of 394 things to do in Santiago
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: A natural, 230 foot hill offerering panoramic views of the city.
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“Nice parks area in the heart of the city”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Our hotel was only a few blocks from this park. It was a nice get away from the traffic and hustle bustle of the city. the view of Santiago from the top is very nice.

Visited March 2014
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“Small Hill in the Middle of the Big City”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

The apartment Joan found for us was in the shadow of Cerro St Lucia, a small rocky hill where Pedro de Valdivia founded the city of Santiago on February 12th, 1541. The park is adorned with wonderful facades, fountains and stairways and that even has a 'castle' on it. After the founding of the city, the Spanish conquistadors used Santa Lucia hill as a lookout point for the planning of the city according to the traditional Spanish checkerboard layout. We climbed up the twisting stone stairways to admire the panoramic view of Santiago.

Visited March 2014
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“It is all uphill”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

We took the Metro to the Santa Lucia station and ascended the 69meter (226foot) hill to take in the view. Not the best day as it was hot, 32C (90F), and lots of smog obscuring the view of the nearby Andes. Not an uphill hike I would repeat, but it was good exercise and mildly interesting – sort of a micro Hearst Castle sans the interior rooms.

Visited March 2014
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“Worth the walk”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

We stumbled up this hill and slowly climbed further up and up. The views were amazing and it was a clear day! The walk was easy even with a knee that I hurt in the surf!

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“Nice hiking warmup”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

The foot of Cerro Santa Lucia represents the founding site of Santiago in the mid-1500s. The park itself had a nice walking trail with various monuments and statues, culminating in a fairly crowded view from the top of much of the city. To the east is the higher Cerro San Cristobal which connects to other Andean parks even further east, creating a 50 km set of trails for the avid hiker.

Visited February 2014
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