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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
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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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Wonderful view!!!!

Going up to the top of the mountain by the way that leads to the sanctuary is possible to see a great part of Santiago. The view is overwhelming! Breath taking! It is possible to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Maringá, Parana, Brazil
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Maringá, Parana, Brazil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Going up to the top of the mountain by the way that leads to the sanctuary is possible to see a great part of Santiago. The view is overwhelming! Breath taking! It is possible to go by "funicular", a kind of train that goes up all the way and take you straight to the sanctuary. Although it costs more, I... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is well worth it. Don't bother walking, as a lot of the tracks are either closed, muddy or rough. The trip up and down on the funicular os really good and when you get to the top the view is stunning ! It's a great place to visit early on.

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S.Paulo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you have opportunity to get a sunny day in Santiago in July, it is worth visiting this place in the end of the day to witness a nice sunset, perhaps after visiting the zoo. Have a drink or ice cream at the top where you can get by hoping in a cable car (furnicular) 2.250 CLP round trip. Nice!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I rode the funicular up to the top to see the statue of the Virgin Mary and a view of Santiago. I went on a Saturday and there was a line up for the funicular. The line moved fast and the wait was only about 15 minutes. It was a bit of a hazy day so the view of Santiago... More 

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Sydney, NSW
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to take the trail and walk up rather than take the funicular. If you take the funicular getting to the top is easy, it just costs 1,500 Chilean pesos each way. The walk however takes around 45-60 minutes up a very well marked and well kept walking trail and provides an excellent work out and spectacular glimpses of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Boyfriend and I walked to the top of the hill. If you take the more steep uphill for walkers you can get there in 30 mins. Great view from the top. They have signs by the Virgin Mary that's asks guests to be silent. Please abide by the signs it makes it a much more peaceful.

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Thank Natalie C
Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Free entrance (you just have to pay for transport if you don't want to walk 1 hour and half, but the transport is an experience!) If you are religious, there are a virgin in the top. You should eat a tipical chilean sweet food (mote con huesillos). Before try it you should know this is refreshing, healthy but with a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You don’t need to take a guided tour, juts go by your self. Its beautiful. We took Funicular to the top and walk around for few hrs. you can make it as long or as short as you want. There are 2 small Chapel as well as a beautiful the Statue of Virgin Marry

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to get a view of Santiago. As in any big city, watch out for pick pockets. Never visit after sunset neither on your own

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For non-religious people, it's just a good view. It's very very high. You can rent a funicular ride that take you tonthe top in 5 minutes. Far price 2.000 chilean pesos per person. Good photos can be taken. There are some stores to buy simple food and souvenirs. For me was a fast tourist attraction. From there you can go... More 

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