The largest park in Latin America is in Santiago de Chile and is one of the must-sees if you are visiting the city. Here you can enjoy the best views of the capital and different attractions that will make you want to return more than once.
A little history…
The Metropolitan Park is made up of six hills, being El San Cristóbal one of the most popular. This began to be used in 1903 with the installation of the Mills Astronomical Observatory, currently called Manuel Foster, and one of its curiosities is that it is a "twin" of the Lick Astronomical Observatory of the University of California. But the main icon of the hill, the Sanctuary of the Immaculate Conception, consolidated it as a tourist center when it was inaugurated on April 26, 1908.
It was not until 1966 that the Santiago Metropolitan Park was officially created by bringing together the services of Cerro San Cristóbal and the National Zoo.
What to see in Parquemet?
In its 722 hectares, you will find attractions such as the Japanese Garden, National Zoo and the popular Sanctuary of the Immaculate Conception. The Park also has beautiful viewpoints, a swimming pool and areas surrounded by nature to have a picnic.
If yours is architecture, you can delight yourself with famous works by Luciano Kulczewski such as the Pío Nono Station and the Cumbre del Funicular and the House of Spiders.
The easiest way to access the top of Cerro San Cristóbal, and with the best view, is through the Santiago Cable Car or Panoramic Buses. Along the way you will be able to enjoy incredible panoramic views and when you reach the summit, rest and hydrate yourself with a Chilean classic: the famous mote con huesillo del Cerro San Cristóbal.
The Metropolitan Park is smoke-free, so you can only enter on foot or by bicycle and combine with the cable car or buses. In this way, we all take care of the environment and cooperate to protect the abundant variety of native species found in this green lung of Santiago.
Web page: Met Park CL
Schedules: 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Address: Pío Nono 450, Recoleta / Av. El Cerro 610, Providencia.