Santiago Travel Guide

Santiago Sights

Cerro San Cristóbal

  • Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 01/20/2011

Fodor's Review

This large, iconic hill within the centenary Parque Metropolitano is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Santiago. From the western entrance at Plaza Caupolicán (Pio Nono) you can take a steep but enjoyable one-hour walk to the summit, or take the funicular, a historic monument that opened in 1925. After several years of disuse, the teleférico (cable car) reopened in 2016 and ascends from the eastern entrance, seven blocks north of Pedro de Valdivia metro stop. If you have a car, driving up costs 3,000 pesos per vehicle during the week and 4,000 on weekends.

Sight Information

Address:

Cerro San Cristóbal, Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan, 8420541, Chile

Phone:

2-2730–1331

Website: www.parquemet.cl

Sight Details:

  • Round-trip funicular: weekdays 2000 pesos, weekends and holidays 2600 pesos; Round-trip funicular: weekdays 2510 pesos, weekends and holidays 3010 pesos
  • Closed: park, after 9 pm; funicular, after 6:45 pm

Published 01/20/2011

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