Santuario de la Inmaculada Concepcion, Santiago

#2 of 272 in Historic Sites in Chile
Church · Hidden Gem · Religious Site
A commanding statue of the Virgin Mary dominates the landscape at Santuario de la Inmaculada Concepcion. Built in 1904 to commemorate the 50-year anniversary of the dogma of the Immaculate Conception, the 12 m (39 ft) statue stands on a site sacred to the indigenous prior to colonialism. Visit the church to admire its stone architecture, and step inside to look for several murals and statues. From the top of the hill, you can see over all Santiago and even to the snow-capped Andes. Take a hike up the hill to get there, or for an easier time ascending or descending, ride the funicular or hire a cab. Put Santuario de la Inmaculada Concepcion on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Santiago vacation planning app.
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  • If you decide to visit the Cerro de San Cristobal, you would do yourself a disservice if you did not walk up the final ascent to the small church and the imposing statue of the virgin Mary which...  more »
  • Very much worth taking the funicular to the top of Cerro San Cristobal where this statue of Mary is located. there is a small church below the statue and decorated crosses as you walk up to the...  more »
  • The Sanctuary was absolutely amazing. The place is everything you expect and so much more. It is peaceful, Godly "if there is such a word", beautiful view of Santiago. You feel at peace. My husband and I absolutely enjoyed our trip to the Sanctuary. We highly recommend it.
  • Lovely urban park, from top of the hill you can see the city and mountains behind it - if weather permits. There could be clouds in the way... On top there is nice little church, around cafeterias with (a little pricey) food. Very nice path up if you decide ti go on foot, but you can take a car, bus or even a funicular. Definitely worth it!

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