Cerro San Cristóbal, Santiago - Stein Travel

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Welcome to Cerro San Cristóbal

Cerro San Cristóbal is a 2,752-foot (860m) hill jutting out of the city and on a clear day affords magnificent views of the surrounds and across to the Andes. The easiest way to the top is by funicular, but there is also a teleférico (cable car), bus or a path leading up from the bottom through the forested slopes. There are many walkways and at the summit is the 70-foot (22m) high statue of the Virgin Mary to mark where the Pope held a mass in 1987. There is also a small zoo, picnic sites and an outdoor swimming pool. The cerro is situated within the Santiago's biggest open space, Parque Metropolitano, and is a peaceful place, an escape from the never-ending noise of traffic in the city below.

Calle Pedro de Valdivia or Calle Pio Nono
Zoo: Ch$3,000. Funicular round trip: Ch$1,600. Concessions available.
The official language is Spanish.

The local currency is the Chilean Peso (CLP), which is divided into 100 centavos. Visa, MasterCard, Diners Club and to a lesser extent, American Express, are accepted in most large shops and hotels. Travellers cheques, particularly in US Dollars, are welcome in major towns, where there are banks and cambiosoffering currency exchange services. ATMs are widely available.

Opening Times
Park: Daily 8:30am-9pm. Zoo: Tuesday to Sunday 10am-5pm.Funicular: Monday 1pm-8:30pm; Tuesday to Friday 10am-8:30pm; Saturday 10am to 9pm.
Mainland is GMT -4 (GMT -3 from October to March). Easter Island is GMT -6 (GMT -5 from October to March).

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