Santa Lucía Hill (Spanish: Cerro Santa Lucía), also known in Mapuche as Huelén Hill (Spanish: Cerro Huelén), is a small hill in the centre of Santiago, Chile. It is situated between Alameda del Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins in the south, Santa Lucía Street in the west and Victoria Subercaseaux on the east. An adjacent metro station is named after it. The hill has an altitude of 629 m and a height of 69 m over the surrounding area. The hill is the remnant of a volcano 15 million years old.
The hill comprises a 65,300 square metre park adorned with ornate facades, stairways and fountains. At the highest point there is a viewpoint popular with tourists visiting the city.
Pieter van Stein | Mar 25, 2018
Centre alternative for Cerro San Cristobal. I was planning to end the Sunday afternoon at Cerro San Sebastián, but already being in the city centre for the Metropolitan Cathedral and the Precolombine Art Museum and running out of time I decided to walk to nearby Cerro Santa Lúcia instead. It takes you about 15 minutes to walk up the hill and climb the final part of stairs. Access is free. On the old fort’s deck you have a 360 degree view of the city and mountains. The Torre Santiago is exactly behind some trees, but you have an alternative viewing point on it plus mountain backdrop from the small park just below the observation deck. Worth the walk and climb if not going to Cerro San Cristobal.
Phillip Allen-Baines | Dec 14, 2017
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
Maryanne Bobbitt | Jan 4, 2018
Beautiful. Great place to see all of Santiago. Definitely a great stop when visiting the city. I even ran into people from where Im from in California, USA.
Elisabeth Bik | Jan 7, 2018
What a great way to spend 1 or 2 hours! Lots of steep stairs but enough shade and flat parts to make this an enjoyable trip. Make sure to bring sunscreen on a sunny day because the last part up to the view tower is without shade. From there, you can see most of Santiago, Cerro San Cristobal with the funiculaire, the Costanera tower, and, if the smog permits, the surrounding mountains. The Japanese garden was a bit of a disappointment, but there were many trees, ferns, and flowers on the way up, so it will still be a delight for people who enjoy plants. There were bathrooms halfway up (300 pesos) and some stands selling water and snacks. Metro stop: Santa Lucia (red line), exit Miraflores.
Nancy Cortell | Jan 3, 2018
Beautiful place to walk,sit around and enjoy the views , I think weekends is more enjoyable than weekdays
Antoine W. Campagna | Jul 19, 2018
Superb place. Well worth the walk
nilza piagge | Jun 11, 2018
An iconic place, plenty of history and an unforgettable skyline
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