Located at the base of Cerro San Cristóbal, this expansive park covers a sloping area of 4.5 hectares and houses more ... More
Chilean National Zoo
Located at the base of Cerro San Cristóbal, this expansive park covers a sloping area of 4.5 hectares and houses more than 160 species, from mammals and birds to reptiles. Native species like condors, pumas, pudus, black-necked swans are all worth mentioning, while the most popular tend to be the monkeys. Visitors will also encounter lions, elephants, giraffes, hippopotami, bears and tigers. Many kiosks sell drinks, sandwiches, juice and biscuits.
Santiago has one of the largest urban parks in the world (722 hectares, 1785 acres), located aside of Bellavista: "San Cristobal Hill". This wonderful lush park includes a small 4.5 hectares zoo (Jardin Zoologico), a cable car, gardens and restaurants. Ideal for tourists, sports, hiking, biking, swimming (panoramic pool). At the top of San Cristobal Hill, there are spectacular panoramic views of the city and skyscrapers (CostaneraCenter 70floors in construction, the tallest in Southamerica by 2009!). Crowning the hilltop are beautiful tiered gardens and an impressive 45ft(15m) marble-statue of the Virgin Mary that can be seen from most points in the city. (For Christians: open-air mass every Sunday noon).
How to get to San Cristobal or Bellavista? Just go to Baquedano Subway Station -Metro- it’s excellent, clean and cheap. It costs 50cents a ride and the French-modern train seems to always come in a few minutes.
This theater was founded in 1999 and is based in the heart of Providencia, the commercial and financial center of
Santiago. It has two spacious theater halls with capacities of 400 and 150 respectively. The theater puts on both ...
This is a light and pleasant museum which has more than 2,000 works by internationally renowned artists. Temporary exhibitions of
painting and photography can be enjoyed, such as the controversial collection of photographs by the famous Benetton photographer, or ...
The grounds of this park were obtained by the canalization of the Mapocho River in 1891. In 1900 the administrator
Enrique Cousiño began the construction of the Forestal Park with his fellow countryman Jorge Dubois. Many monuments, sculptures, and ...
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