Parque Forestal is an urban park in the city of Santiago, Chile. The park was created on reclaimed land from the Mapocho River and is located in the historical downtown of Santiago, west of Plaza Baquedano and east of Estación Mapocho. It is bordered on the north by Santa María Avenue, on the south by Merced Street and Ismael Valdés Vergara Street. At its eastern end, the park becomes Balmaceda Park, forming an almost unbroken stretch of greenery along the Mapocho River.
The park contains the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, which is housed in the same building as the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo. Palacio Bruna is opposite the park on Merced Street.
Kevin Henriquez | Feb 25, 2018
The park is really big and with lots of green areas where you can sit and have a picnic or take your pet. Also there’s a little park for kids. On the weekends you can buy ice cream or maybe you can catch people playing music. A great place to spend a sunny day.
L Putts | Feb 6, 2018
Had the pleasure of being at an event in the park. It's well maintained and looked after. Provides shade for little ones and I suppose you could have lunch from picnic! One side of the park has a great play area too.
Trish Digliodo | Jan 9, 2018
What a fabulous park! Very well maintained - people clean and water the grass everyday! Always see people enjoying the parking and its beauty. Great place to enjoy a gelato!
J. Alejandro Zepeda Cortés | Feb 10, 2018
The park is specially friendly and delightful in daylight hours. However, every first Friday of month you can have an special evening in the front of Museo de Arte Contemporáneo where you can enjoy freely the performance of a lot circus people. These guys unleash the beauty of fire and circus performances, really enjoyable. It is unusually safe because these young people love what they do and care about the spectacle, a mixture of amateur and quite professional presentations. Enjoy!
Eduardo Troconis | Jan 14, 2018
It's one of the most important green areas within Santiago, having a rich variety of trees, some from overseas; you can find the beautiful Araucaria, which is an important specimen in Chile's flora. Even though, the city doesn't take a lot of care about people drinking alcohol or making other illegal activities, or throwing trash away. It's a pitty because it's a beautiful park.
John Edward Bankson | May 5, 2018
A beautiful, tranquil tree-lined park along the Mapocho River... The only downside are the muggings, pickpockets, etc... Stay aware of your surroundings and you should be okay. Also check out the bike path that runs in the riverbed along water. This area also offer photographic opportunities, such as the famous Torre Telefónica, and the love-lock bridge (a foot bridge that crosses the Mapocho River.
sofia laliberte | May 2, 2018
It is a park with a wide extension. It is nice to walk during the day, make a sport and make a picnic afternoon. Nearby is the wonderful ''Museo de Bellas Artes'' in addition to the cultural district. The park brings together diversity, art and music. Place moderately safe during the night.
Matthew Harris | May 29, 2018
It's this place that I walk through to get to other places.
Helen Lowry | Jul 17, 2018
Lovely. Well maintained and clean. Great views for taking photos.
Andreas Guggenheim | Jul 2, 2018
Quiet place in middle of chaotic metropolitan Santiago, nice coffee shops, tube station
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