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“San Christobal Hill”

Cerro San Cristobal
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$77.00*
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Ranked #2 of 547 things to do in Santiago
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed October 22, 2012

The funicular is not running, so they will bus you up and back for free. If you want to hike up, plan on a few hours. The trails go around the hill and it looks a lot smaller and shorter than it is. Plan to go later in the day once the smog has burned off. We went early in the morning and couldn't see much.

Thank Middlespahr
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Reviewed October 11, 2012

We went here and walked up to the Virgin Statue. There is off road paths so you don't have to walk on the road. At the top there is some little stalls selling empandas and a local peach and apricot tea with wheat berries. So you can re-fuel if needed. There is a beautiful terrace garden of flowers before the Virgin. Great views of the city a clear day.

We then walked around the park and exited further up onto Pedro de Valdivia Norte. Just down this road on the corner of Santa Maria is a few sculpture park. It lies right next to the canal too.

From here we walked all the way back to central Santiago (Baquedano Metro) along the canal on the right hand side. The path ends on the left side after a few blocks. Really nice area to wander, especially on a clear day.

It was a really pretty walk, loads of little parks inside the park along the way. Maps are available at the information centre at the bottom of San Cristobal Hill, although if not entirely accurate, there are enough signs in the park to figure out where you are.

2  Thank Emma C
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Reviewed October 7, 2012

The funicular was being refurbished when we went (Oct 2012). There is a free bus which took ages to arrive so we caught a cab up the hill instead. It's not expensive (about $2.50AUD to go up, same again to go down again). Once up the top it's a small climb to the hermitage and the view is just stunning.

4  Thank Erin V
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Reviewed October 7, 2012

We took the funicular up the hill just before dusk, so we saw the beautiful view of the city in the daylight and then watched as the lights went on over the city at night. We sat on the steps under the statue and it was so peaceful and relaxing, one of the most enjoyable things we did in Santiago. It is well worth a trip up and the best time of the day to go!

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Reviewed October 1, 2012

A lovely relaxing hill, full of vegetation with some parts landscaped. I enjoyed walking through while taking some pictures of the many little statues and fountains. I believe it was built around 100 years ago, it still remain an attractive place to visit.

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