Santiago Travel Guide

Santiago Sights

Parque O'Higgins

  • Park/Playground

Published 01/20/2011

Fodor's Review

Named for Chile's first president and national hero, whose troops were victorious against the Spanish, this park has plenty of open space for everything from ball games to military parades and a dedicated picnic area complete with barbecues. Street vendors sell volantines (kites) in the park year-round; breezy September and early October comprise prime kite-flying season, especially around September 18, Chile's national holiday. There are pedalcab and rollerblade rentals on weekends, a competitive rollerblade track, and a terrain park with a deep bowl for skateboarders and rollerbladers. The park has a beautiful covered pool, which costs 6,000 pesos for a day visit; goggles and bathing cap are required. Both the Movistar Arena and Cúpola Multiespacio theater are at this park as well.

Sight Information

Address:

Autopista Central between Av. Blanco Encalada and Av. Rondizonni, Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan, 8330915, Chile

Sight Details:

  • Free

Published 01/20/2011

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