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