San Cristóbal Hill, Santiago

4.7
#1 of 617 in Parks in Chile
Enjoy panoramic views of Santiago at San Cristóbal Hill. The hill rises 300 m (984 ft) above the city, and its slopes form the city's largest park. Wander the shady, green paths, take a stroll through the Japanese garden, see the animals in the zoo, or take a cooling dip in one of two municipal pools. At the summit look for a sanctuary dedicated to the Immaculate Conception, which includes an amphitheater for holding religious ceremonies and a 22 m (72 ft) statue of the Virgin Mary. Pickpockets and thieves sometimes operate in the park, especially during business hours when tourists make up the majority of visitors. Our Santiago trip planner makes visiting San Cristóbal Hill and other Santiago attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • We visited the park and used both the funicular and the cable car (which was not very expensive). The views are expansive but the smog does tend to diminish them. On a separate day, we visited the...  more »
  • We took the cable car up and the funicular back down. The views at the top of the hill are excellent but Santiago is not the most beautiful city. When i visited it was very hot so the view was very...  more »
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  • Was there on the weekend. Not so crowded as expected. Many bikers and walkers. Quite relaxing. Surely will visit again - next time the Zoo and the botanical garden also.
  • Short, super strenuous hike with AMAZING views of Santiago. I highly recommend taking the trek up the hill for a great morning hike/bike ride/workout and for stunning views of the city. Most of the Pathway is paved and even where it isn’t, it is smooth and straight enough. I appreciate how there is access to clean drinking water along the way and some shops and small eateries at the top! We took the funicular down, which was cool as well. We were so glad to have had this opportunity as the first time we attempted to go up, the park/trail was closed due to the protesting and rioting.
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