The Providencia Sculpture Park is an open-air museum located on the north bank of the Mapocho River, between Pedro de Valdivia and Nueva Lyon streets. In the place you can find the works of prominent Chilean artists, including sculptors who have received the national award.
A little history…
This so-called "museum park" arose from the initiative of artists from the Providencia commune, seeking to create a public space for cultural recreation to give a well-deserved space to certain Chilean authors.
The park was designed by the architect Germán Bannen and landscape designer Jorge Oyarzún, inaugurated in December 1986, and the first work to be installed was “Padhamama” by Marta Colvin, paying tribute to mother earth.
Over time the number of sculptures has increased, thanks to donations from artists or different companies. In addition, the museum has a great variety of plants brought from different regions of the country, which is why it is also considered a small botanical garden.
What to see in the Sculpture Park?
Clearly the great attraction of the park-museum are its multiple sculptures by various Chilean artists, where five sculptors who have received the National Award: Federico Assler, Sergio Castillo, Marta Colvin, Lily Garafulic and Samuel Román.
In addition to the sculptures spread over the more than 21,000 square meters, the museum has an exhibition hall opened in 1989, where works by new artistic talents are exhibited.
To get to this park you can get off at the Cable Car stop of the Hop-On Hop-Off tourist bus or walk from the Pedro de Valdivia station of the Santiago Metro (Line 1).
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Address: Santa Maria 2205, Providencia