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Cerro Santa Lucía

Avenida Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins 499, Santiago, Chile
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  • Cerro Santa Lucía

    This is a historic spot in Santiago. It's not as strenuous a climb as nearby Cerro San Cristobal but it provides lovely views of all of Santiago, and on a clear day, the Andes. It's kind of cool climbing those old stone paths and thinking about their role in the complex and frequently ugly colonial past of this country.

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    Following San Cristóbal Hill, Cerro Santa Lucía is another hill in Santiago that offers killers views. On its top, two castle-like forts were built in the 19th century. They were finished in 1820. The place features many statues and monuments and is a nice place to visit if you want to take a long walk and visit some amazing architecture.

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    Cerro Santa Lucia is very historically important to the Chilean people, because it was here that Pedro Valdivia decided to found the city of Santiago. The top of Santa Lucia was naturally defensible from any enemy attack.

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    Located atop a hill in central Santiago, the Cerro Santa Lucía is a beautiful park that offers a number of attractions and one heck of a view. Rising nearly seventy meters above the already over sea level city in which it is situated, the Cerro Santa Lucía's main appeal is at her peak. Views of the city and the surrounding countryside are absolutely breathtaking, leaving only the area directly obscured by the city's central skyscrapers out of the view. The grounds of the park itself is impressively adorned with fountains and statues, including a memorial to one time visitor Charles Darwin. Don't miss your chance to take in this historic city from a historic location. Visit the Cerro Santa Lucía.

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    Really beautiful construction with great view on Santiago downtown and snowy mountains. There are couple of entrences. Suggest to pass through the park and climb to all the view points. Great view points.

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    Beautifull view on the city, if you are there at 12 a.m. you will get a big surprise

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    Interesting place to walk around.

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Description

This hill, which rises abruptly out of the otherwise flat downtown, is where conquistador Pedro de Valdivia first planted the Spanish flag, thereby founding Santiago. In the 1800s, this park became a manicured garden where the area's population of wealthy locals could stroll and consider their wealth in style. The 20th century brought the luxury factor here down quite a bit, but since the early 1990s there has been a redoubled effort to restore this beautiful location to it's former scenic glory. The climb to the top is a rigorous 20 minute walk, but on a clear day, well worth the views. Entrance is free but visitors must stop at a guest registry and provide their passport informatin.

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4.5 out of 5
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Aliases: Santa Lucia, Santa Lucia hill