The Santa Lucia Hill is a triangular hill standing out in the metropolitan part of Santiago which is presently a Public Park to preserve apart of nature in the city!
It was at the foothill of the Cerro Santa Lucia, that Pedro de Valdivia founded the city of Santiago in the 16th century as a crown to Spain. The hill was used as a strategic place to overlook the city and in the 19th century, the La Marcó and Castillo Hidalgo (Hidalgo Castle) fortifications were added.
Today the park is a good way to escape the commercial side of Santiago and simply enjoy the green pastures and take in the beauty of the Castle which embellishes the hill.
- Carry bottled drinking water.
- Admission is free but you will be asked to sign a guest registry while entering.
- Elevator: Open Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
- Metro: At Santa Lucía station.
- Bus: At PA692 - Parada 2 / (M) Universidad Católica.
- By Taxi
- By renting a Car/ Bike.
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87.99% of people who visit Santiago include Santa Lucia Hill in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
51.79% of people start their Santa Lucia Hill visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Santa Lucia Hill
92.78% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Santa Lucia Hill
Lovely little gem of a park. Worth a visit for the views of the city and surrounding mountains, greenery, and interesting architecture. Be prepared for narrow, irregular stairs to get up to the very top (handrails provided). No elevator - looked like it hadn't operated in years. Daily cannon salute at Noon from the mezzanine.
A great way to see the Andes and get the city in perspective. Also great people watching with all the local PDA in the park haha. It is easy to combine this with the handicrafts market for an afternoon
This place is amazing, you can hardly believe your in the city. It's beautiful and it's quiet and definitely the best way to get a decent walk in if your nearby. If your not its worth getting on the metro, bus or car and taking some time to unwind
Superb place. Well worth the walk