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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.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Pio Nono 450 | Parque Metropolitano de Santiago, Santiago 8320000, Chile
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Walked to funicular from hotel. Interesting ride to watch city appear as funicular ascended from trees. Viewing area at the top showed Santiago in 270 degrees. Hike up to chapel and statue not bad and definitely worth it. Whole park to visit from here including...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank PippasMom641
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We spent the afternoon in the park, taking the cable car up (& back down) the hill. This tiny little chapel is perched on top of the hill and affords great panoramic views over Santiago.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A must when in Santiago, in a clear day a great view of the capital city. The funicular takes you to the top!! Good photos

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Quelaida
Reviewed 2 days ago

It's the most interesting place to be in Santiago because of the view of the whole city and the Andes! The funicular is a very fun way to get there.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Annalice D
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a must see attraction in Santiago. Specially best in early morning or at sunset, in order to see best views.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Spydr_79
Reviewed 4 days ago

You can hike or take a funicular to get to the top. The view up there is realy amazing! Take some steps to the image of Virgen de la Inmaculada Concepción. To get down, take the chair lift. It takes around 10-15 minuts and the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Carolina V
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It was cool to take the gondola up! It was about 7usd for two people. The price was decent, but just be aware that there’s a long line coming back from the top of the hill rather than going there on a Saturday afternoon. The...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank itsxjackie
Reviewed 6 days ago

This hill dominates central Santiago and provides a welcome break from the busy city fir a few hours. We would recommend getting there early to avoid the queues - around 09:30 would be fine. The funicular and cable car return trip costs about 5,000 pesos...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank TheLawMan78
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's hard to beat the views from this hill, in additional to the many shrines and the very impressive statue of the Virgin Mary at the very top. With the added fun of a Teleferico ride now added, it is a must for any visitor...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Campingmat
Reviewed 1 week ago

The experience usually starts with a funicular ride toward the top. Depending on the number in line, you may wait a bit at the bottom. The first stop is a zoo. Once atop, the views of the city are pretty good, the degree of haze...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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sightseeker29
August 30, 2018|
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Response from mrexequiell | Reviewed this property |
If Winter at 6 PM, Summer, 8 PM
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boocat149
December 30, 2017|
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Response from A6794FYvictorm | Reviewed this property |
Hi, there are two entrances close to the Sheraton Hotel one is 12 minutes (1 km) walking and the other is 26 minutes (2,2 km). if you need directions, just let me know.
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Shannonlivia
July 24, 2017|
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Response from nitimita | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Do you mean the funicular train up to the top? It's CLP 2,000 round-trip. But I am not sure about the Zoo.
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roaming_kiwi58
Christchurch, New Zealand
Parque Metropolitano de Santiago (6 Replies)
How long does it take to walk from the Tupahue entrance on Pedro de Valdivia, via the road to the top of Cerro San Cristobal? Is it an interesting route? Thanks
November 23, 2013|
Response frombluesotong|
best to take taxis, plenty of them waiting at the bottom of the entrance near Bellavista. Its only 1000 peso each way.. the road is long way up, not really interesting, plus there are many cyclists some looking pretty dodgy waiting to grab your stuffs along the way..
WillieTheTraveller
Old Field, New York
Hourly Taxi Rate (2 Replies)
Fully aware of the wisdom of taking only "safe" taxis (primarily arranged by hotel), I was wondering what I should expect to pay for an hourly rate within Lima. I wanted to travel to Cerro San Cristobal, Convento de los Descalzos, and Iglesio de Santo Domingo and then the Larco Museum. While I could try to get individual taxis from point to point, I thought if I felt comfortable with a hotel supplied taxi, I would rather pay am hourly rate. So any estimates of a reasonable hourly rate?
March 29, 2012|
Response fromxochitl|
I would say around S/.50
pankarita
Sydney, Australia
Best area to stay (1 Replies)
Hi everyone We will be visiting Santiago in June for the first time. We have never been there before, so we would like some tips on what are the best/safest areas to stay at. We are only passing by so we have 2 nights (1 and a half day) at the beginning and then another night at the end of our trip. I know it's not a lot, but hopefully we will be back! :-) We would like to visit the Cathedral, Plaza de Armas, Casa Colorada, La Moneda, Londres 38, la Chascona, Cerro San Cristobal and...More
September 15, 2017|
Response fromToid|
Stay in the Lastarria/Bellas Artes area. There is a selection of hotels and you will be able to walk to everywhere you wish to visit. Of course, you can always take a taxi instead.