Cerro Santa Lucia, Santiago

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    Cerro santa Lucia

    by ezaguryk Updated Feb 25, 2005

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    In the middle of the city you will find Cerro Santa Lucia, One of the entrances found the monumental stairs. It is a pretty ride walking, plenty of vegetation is as a labyrinth of stairs and each zone offer a different view. In the top it offers a beautiful view of Santiago, in the park you will found castle hidalgo, that she has been transformed in a center of events

    Tips: It is recommended to visit it in the hours of the day since at night it can be not so safe

    En medio de la cuidad encuentras el cerro santa lucia, En una de las entradas encontraras las escaleras monumentales. Es un lindo paseo a pie, lleno de vegetación, es como un laberinto de escaleras y cada zona ofrece una vista distinta. En la cima te ofrece una hermosa vista de la cuidad de santiago, En el paseo encontraras castillo hidalgo, que ha sido trasformada en un centro de eventos

    Tips: Se recomienda visitarlo en las horas del día ya que en la noche puede ser no tan seguro

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    Cerro Santa Lucia

    by camilo74 Updated Jan 10, 2005

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    Climb Santa Lucia Hill , wich is a beautiful park in the downtown , and get a great view of the city. I've just discovered it was not actually the place of the Fundation of Santiago, as most peolpe (including me ) believe, this belief comes from a painting, which you can also see in our $500 notes, but that is just a mith , Santiago was founded where now is Plaza de Armas

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    Fuente Magica

    by IIGUANA Updated Dec 16, 2004

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    Known as the Magic Mountain (Fuente Magica), this fountain can be found on Cerro Santa Lucia. It'll be one of the first things you see when you climb the hill from the Alameda.
    Maybe it's not huge, maybe it's not as big as many others, but it does have something special: every coin thrown there is collected for the Make-a-wish foundation. So please, cooperate.
    Oh, and one other thing. Next to this fountain, you can find some artisan work in some small kiosks.

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    Caupolican

    by IIGUANA Written Dec 16, 2004

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    This statue conmemorates the mapuche Caupolican. He was one of the chief mapuches that fought the spanish as he didn't want his land to be conquered by the spaniards. He fought Pedro de Valdivia (founder of the city) again and again, making his plans quite difficult. At the end, Pedro de Valdivia did win, but with a good battle.

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    Hermita Vicuña Mackenna

    by IIGUANA Written Dec 16, 2004

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    This little chapel is on top of the Cerro Santa Lucia and is where Benjamin Vicuña Mackenna was buried. My history is not that good, but I know he's important. He must be, because he's the only one buried in this hill...
    It was built in 1872.

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    Indigenous Playing Hockey

    by camilo74 Updated Nov 29, 2004

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    In this Hill was founded the city of Santiago. In the photo you can see this indigenous playing hockey. Well, it's actually playing "Chueca" wich is the same concept of Hockey (I supose). This statue is located in the Hill. Well i've just discovered that it's not actually a Chilean Idigenous this one, It's a copy of a statue (made by a chilean) called The Last Mohican, which is also laocated in Central park in New York

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    Cerro Santa Lucia

    by dargains Updated Sep 29, 2004

    O Cerro Santa Lucia, foi um dos lugares de fundação da cidade de Santiago e servia também como forte para defesa da cidade. Construido pelo Libertador Bernardo O´Higgins se não me engano, do seu mais alto mirante nos dias sem fog se tem uma bela vista da cidade.

    El Cerro Santa Lucia, fue uno de los sitios de la fundacion de la ciudad de Santiago, y tambien servia como una fortaleza para defensa de Santiago. Construido por el Libertador Bernardo O´Higgins se no estoy errado, en su mais alto mirador es possible tener una linda vision de la ciudad en los dias en que no hay smog

    The Santa Lucia Hill, was one of the spots where the city was founded, it was also a fortress built to defend Santiago. It was built by Bernardo O´Higgins if i´m not mistaken, and from it´s higher point you can have a great view of the city when it´s not very foggy.

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    Hiking in Santa Lucia

    by reon80 Written Jun 12, 2004

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    Cerro Santa Lucia, also known as the Parque Municipal, is an absolutely beautiful hill in the middle of Santiago, where you can easily spend a lovely day hiking up and around the park, stopping in the museum full of artifacts regarding Chile´s indigenous people, and just generally having a lovely time and losing yourself in nature. I loved it so much I did it twice. Its free to just wander around, take pictures, and enjoy some quiet time (at least in tourist off-season!). Probably my favorite thing to do in Chile!

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    Cerro Santa Lucia

    by IIGUANA Updated Nov 21, 2003

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    The Santa Lucia Hill in the city center is an important historic landmark. It was here, at the foot of this hill formerly known as the "Huelen", that the Spanish Conquistador Pedro de Valdivia founded the city of Santiago on February 12th, 1541. He planned the city according to the traditional Spanish checkerboard layout which is still evident in the downtown area today.
    Try going in the morning, as it can get dangerous when the sun goes down.

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    CERRO SANTA LUCIA - This is a...

    by Free-South Updated Aug 26, 2002

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    CERRO SANTA LUCIA - This is a lesser hill, compared to her big brother San Cristobal. It is also very 'urban': it is located in the city centre. Up there, however, you can see a lot of history: old fountains, historical buildings, statues such as Caupolicán's (ask the locals about this indian leader and the way the Spaniards killed him).
    The view offered, even though it would disappoint someone who has already seen the city from San Cristobal's peak, is not that bad. You can also learn a lot about old Santiago and the first Spanish settlements in the area. Some people told me it could get a little dangerous on the hill, but I went there and didn't see any potential criminals around... if you are rather cautious, don't bring a lot of money with you and I guess it'll be OK.

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  • For a human scale view of...

    by divadsirrah Written Aug 25, 2002

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    For a human scale view of Santiago and the Andes go visit Santa Lucia park.
    Santa Lucia, is the hill where Pedro de Valdivia founded Santiago by building a small fort on this hill in 1541. Begin your journey into the park on Alemeda street, spend some time at Neptunes plaza, (my postcard picture). I'm told there is an amphitheater where concerts are held. In my haste to cover many sights I missed it : ( .
    On a clear day, after the rain, the Andes make a grand backdrop to any photograph.

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    Cerro Santa Lucía is a hilly,...

    by travelmad478 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Cerro Santa Lucía is a hilly, dense park rising above the streets of central Santiago. It's filled with fanciful architecture, fountains, and winding pathways and steep stairways through the greenery.

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    Cerro Santa Lucia

    by realde14 Written Sep 8, 2004

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    Right of the historic center the Cerro Santa Lucia gives you some nice views over the old part of the city.

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    Cerro St Lucia

    by tompt Updated Nov 7, 2002

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    A rocky hill near the centre of the city.
    When climbing it you will find all sorts of buildings and monuments.Ofcourse there are several lookout points.

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