Cerro Santa Lucia
Cerro Santa Lucia
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks • Parks
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9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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The climb up this natural 230 foot hill offers a worthy reward: breathtaking panoramic views of the city.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Neighborhood: Santa Lucia
How to get there
  • Santa Lucía • 5 min walk
  • Universidad Católica • 5 min walk
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Jorge V
San Jose, Costa Rica419 contributions
This is a much smaller hill than San Cristobal, but I enjoyed visiting it more. It's a small park where you can spend under an hour exploring, but I think it's totally worth it. It's very well maintained, it's got lots of interesting features, and its peak is still tall enough to get some nice shots of the city. The Neptune fountain is very nice, and I ended up buying some great souvenirs at the artist's market (and I'm not even a souvenir person!)
Written September 19, 2022
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Similtiades
Riga, Latvia3,576 contributions
Couples
When you're walking around exploring the centre of Santiago de Chile, it is well worth stopping into this park for a look around. It looks smaller on the map than it actually is, for it actually takes up quite a lot of vertical space being that the majority of the park is up a hill.

It was a hot day, and after entering from the city centre side it was pleasant walking through the trees to occasionally get sprayed by the sprinklers of the roadside. The climb up is steep but rewarding, particularly when you reach the stairs up to the central fort-like structure.

It's easily worth taking an hour or two to explore the park at your own pace, and relaxing on the flatter grass section on your way out. However, one thing that does come to mind, is the lack of refreshment options available. The only ways to get a drink are from one or two vendors at an enormous markup price, so definitely think to bring your own before attempting the climb, especially as it gets pretty hot.
Written February 6, 2020
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Jackson
Santiago, Chile54 contributions
Gorgeous to tour. It is free for entry and you can spend as much time as you would like. Lots of scenery and foliage to see. The stars to reach the summit of the hill are extremely steep and small, so definitely proceed with caution. Good view of la cordillera.
Written May 9, 2022
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ConnieWhite
Trophy Club, TX16 contributions
Couples
Enjoyed visiting this park. Lots of steps but they were spread out with walking in between, making it quite doable for this senior couple. The views at the top were great as were those at in between points. Lots of friendly people there as well. Two things to note: several drink and snack stands throughout but only accept local currency so be prepared (we had just arrived and weren't). Also the park closes about 8pm and you can only leave by one entrance which was opposite to where we entered. A bit of a walk back to hotel, but we managed ok with a map.
Written February 3, 2020
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andrearobbiebebop
Melbourne, Australia108 contributions
We dropped in here on the morning of our departure, and were very pleased we'd made the effort. Ther are lots of stairs, so it's not mobility restricted friendly, but we were well rewarded with great views over the city and the castle was great to see. Also, Neptune's terrace at the end of the park is also impressive.
Written February 24, 2020
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Aviram M
457 contributions
Friends
In the center of the city, a small park on hill. For a city that is lacking many attractions this is one of the few. It is a nice place to view the city and the Andes.you need less than an hour and you cover every spot.
Written September 9, 2022
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deborahk3
Maidstone, UK1,789 contributions
Huelen Hill is a small hill in the center of Santiago. The hill is the remains of a volcano, thought to be over 15 million years old. The hill comprises of a large park adorned with facades, stairways and fountains. Go to the top of the hill for great views over the city, popular with tourists. The climb to the top is not too difficult if you are young and fit, however, someone older or physical challenged , may struggled with the accent; the steps are stone and uneven. We cheated and took a taxi, but were still able to appreciate the views and the area.
Written July 1, 2020
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Dean A
Sheffield, UK204 contributions
Modest sized park set on a steep hill in City Centre. Some paths and flights of stairs are very steep, but the rewards when you reach the top make it worthwhile. Probably best avoided in wet weather - those paths will become dangerously slippery. Take your time - much to see and explore here.
Written February 16, 2022
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James O
Dublin, Ireland217 contributions
This is a nice park / garden in the centre of the tourist area of Santiago. It's steep in places but the top gives a good view of the inner city. If you want an hour away from the busy city this is a good option.
Written April 13, 2020
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PopeYvr
Yvr7 contributions
We enjoyed our walk through this lovely park very much. It is well kept and features many unusual trees and plants. Once you get to the top you have a great view over the city. Most of the walkways are shaded so it is an idealplace to walk even in midday. I found the Japanes garden a bit disappointing
Written March 16, 2020
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