Cerro Santa Lucía

sights / Parks & gardens

Cerro Santa Lucía information

Location
Santiago , Chile
Address
entrances cnr Alameda & Santa Lucía, cnr Santa Lucía & Subercaseaux
Getting there
Metro: Santa Lucía
Opening hours
9am-7pm Mar-Sep, to 8pm Oct-Feb
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Rising out of the eastern side of the Centro is Cerro Santa Lucía. It was a rocky hill until 19th-century city mayor Benjamín Vicuña Mackenna had it transformed into a beautifully landscaped park where the grassy verges are still a favorite with canoodling local couples. A web of trails and steep stone stairs leads you up through terraces to the Torre Mirador at the top. Charles Darwin proclaimed the view from here 'certainly most striking' in 1833 – it's still well worth the climb.