Cerro Santa Lucía

sights / Parks & gardens

Cerro Santa Lucía information

Location
Santiago , Chile
Address
entrances cnr O'Higgins & Santa Lucía, cnr Santa Lucía & Subercaseaux
Getting there
Metro: Santa Lucía
Opening hours
9am-6pm Mar-Sep, to 8pm Oct-Feb
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Take a break from the chaos of the Centro with an afternoon stroll through this lovingly manicured park. It was just a rocky hill until 19th-century mayor Benjamín Vicuña Mackenna had it transformed into one of the city's most memorable parks.

A web of trails and steep stone stairs leads you up through terraces to the Torre Mirador at the top, and there are a scattering of churches and other interesting buildings in between. There's a free elevator to the top if you want to save your legs.