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Cerro San Cristobal

Pio Nono 450 | Parque Metropolitano de Santiago, Santiago 8320000, Chile
+56 2 2730 1411
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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.
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  • Very good36%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Pio Nono 450 | Parque Metropolitano de Santiago, Santiago 8320000, Chile
+56 2 2730 1411
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Reviewed yesterday

Yes, Cerro San Cristobal is a hill but it's also so much more. It's a beautiful, municipal park that is beautifully landscaped and maintained with many trails, gardens, and parks to meander through. If you don't mind the wait, you can take the funicular located...More

Thank weluv2travel92
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

While most people will come here by funicular and cable car, it is not difficult to go up by walking. Here you enjoy a really stunning view of the city. It is particularly good to come for the sunset.

Thank Alice Man Kwan C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Not a very good experience I had. The park looked like it lacked some heavy maintenance: pieces of garbage everywhere and some construction leftovers here and there. Very few maps, most of them bleached out or worn by time. But all of that would be...More

Thank leothekiwi
Reviewed 4 days ago

Nice park great view in the summit and nice chapel. If nearby highly recommended. It takes about an hour to climb by foot I would recommend the funicular if pressed for time. Make sure its a clear day to see the andes

Thank Gustavo C
Reviewed 5 days ago

The line for the tram (funicular) ride was long, but fun for the kids. Great views, and interesting park once we got there. Another long line for the teleferico - but again, kids really enjoyed it.

Thank Dia S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you are in Santiago, specially with kids, you should go there, many atractions, like the car cable and even a Zoo, also on the top of Cerro San Cristobal you have a nice view from the city and the Mountains.

Thank Eduardo S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We went at 10.30am and during school holidays. Had to wait 75 mins in queue but when we finally got up there views were spectacular. Should be on your itinerary if you visit Santiago but not sure when quietest time to go would be and...More

Thank drdaveyt
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The Shrine and view over the city is beautiful would have loved to have been there for a Mass, very peaceful environment Virgin Mary overlooking the city is a beautiful sight Make sure you take cash as they don't accept credit cards for the funicular.

Thank IND317
Reviewed 5 days ago

You shouldn't leave Santiago without seeing the spectacular views from Cerro San Christobal, but it's probably not worth queuing up for hours. If you can, why not walk up? The walk was half the fun. I'd previously read that it wasn't safe to walk due...More

Thank Sydneysider70
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

San Cristobal is a must-see in Santiago. The views from the top are stunning. Lots of food vendors once you get up there.

Thank Anna G
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Michelle L
13 April 2017|
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Response from worldnomad_01 | Reviewed this property |
We were there in late morning but, considering the 360 degree view from the top, the sunrise should be nice IF the sky is clear, which is a very rare occasion in Santiago. It is not a climb but a nice walk uphill, on an... More
17 March 2017|
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Response from Jessica U | Reviewed this property |
According to my experience, when it's smoggy, you better try on another day to have a view. Weekends are usually better as a lot of people leave Santiago.
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6 February 2017|
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Response from Marcelo C | Reviewed this property |
The funicular is closed after 8pm so I'm not sure you will be able to get to the top. General advise is to visit during daylight hours and use the roads. This is still a hill with a lot of nature: you need to know where you... More