Castillo Hidalgo
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Kawana Travellers
Kawana Island, Australia2,250 contributions
Dec 2022 • Couples
We enjoyed the walk through the park and could see aspects of the castle from the paths; however, the main gates to walk the last few steps to the castle were locked. We persevered and walked around and we were able to get a few glimpses of the castle.
You can walk up some very steep steps to get to a high point with 360 panoramic views of the city, however, you need to be moderately fit to do this.
Written December 25, 2022
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Jon M
Santa Fe de Antioquia, Colombia3 contributions
Feb 2020
We spent our first day in Chile exploring the Castillo Hidalgo. It was a refreshing way to ease into the culture shock we would be facing during the rest of our stay in Santiago. Great history, great exercise with a view.
Written March 10, 2020
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bukagirl
New Jersey3,795 contributions
Dec 2019 • Solo
So much to see and do here, a beautiful park with trails ponds fountains and a castle with cannons.
A must see when in Santiago the whole hillside explore.
Written December 31, 2019
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Damien S
Adelaide, Australia4,708 contributions
Jan 2019 • Couples
It’s in the centre of town, it’s 100% free of charge and you get amazing views. The walk up the hill in parts can be steep. Plenty of little places to but water or an ice cream. The views are amazing! Do go and visit!
Written January 23, 2019
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JRTheChief
Edwardsville, Il.257 contributions
Feb 2020
The castle is currently used as an event space. The views of Santiago from the hill are great. Just remember, it's all uphill and watch your step.
Written March 4, 2020
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Pantherboy
Georgetown, Australia3,601 contributions
Apr 2019 • Solo
A fantastic oasis in the middle of the city. Enter from the corner of Merced and Saint Lucia for the main part of the Castle. Enter from opposite the University Catolica to go right to the top and the stunning views. You can walk right around from either entrance. Various vendors to get a drink or ice-cream.
Written April 11, 2019
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA14,809 contributions
Dec 2018 • Couples
A curiosity up on top of the hill. If you dare march all the way to the top you will be rewarded with some great smoggy views and this weird building.
Written February 2, 2019
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Ron P
Greenfield, UK1,538 contributions
Oct 2017 • Friends
The park is only accessible to tourist vehicles, locals are requested to walk from street level to the summit. From the upper car park there is still a steep climb up a series of stone stairs to the viewing platform on the tower top. Views over the city to the snow capped mountains on the horizon are stunning. There are no public toilets or cafes at this location. Look out for the commemoration plaque to Charles Darwin as you climb the last few steps to the top.
Written November 3, 2017
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mtngirl38
Canada133 contributions
Jul 2017 • Family
This was my favorite thing to do in the city. I'm so glad we went. It is a maze of walking trails up to a castle. Great views at the top. Along the way you will see turrets, statues, cannons, lizards, birds, stone entranceways, grand fountains, dungeons, castle walls, buildings, and trees. We took the time to explore all the different paths and found something new and interesting each way we went. It's also a great place to take kids. They will love climbing on the cannons and finding secret rooms. At the same time you get some good exercise. I would not recommend it for people in wheelchairs or that have trouble walking though.
Written August 20, 2017
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Jarko2015
Amsterdam, The Netherlands1,749 contributions
Jul 2017 • Solo
At the top of the Saint Lucia park and gardens, you'll find incredible views of Santiago. There are quite a few rambling, small buildings and art to explore as you climb to the summit, including the Castillo and a small church. It's not an easy climb and can only be done on foot, but the views are so good, it's worth every step. The very summit viewing platform is crowded and I think a few people were nervous at the lack of space, but it seems very safe, despite the low walls. It's built into the rock, so it's very secure.
Written July 11, 2017
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